Diversity of the Jungle"
get away...Costa Rica is the getaway
place for you...
animals flourish in the lush
habitats of the tropic
zones of Costa Rica. These diverse
lowland and hill forests, mangrove
mountaintops, rivers and wetlands,
peatlands, limestone outcrops and
other ecosystems swarm with
wildlife in every nook and
And this habitat variety leads to animal
abundance as species feed on
different plants and prey and occupy
different layers of the rainforest
- from forest floor to forest canopy.
birds and mega-fauna - Jaguars, Monkeys,
Snakes - get most of the
tourist attention, remember that each
forest is full of fascinating
wild creatures like lizards, stick
colorful birds and rare frogs too. Enjoy
finding the leaf-mimic
Costarrican horned frog as much as
sighting a flock of Scarlet Macaws
of wildlife can you expect
to see or hear on your next
jungle adventure? Most tropical
rainforest animals evolve
hidden, not seen. The jungle is
full of surprises because wild
animals use natural color and camouflage
to avoid detection among thick
leaves, long trees and rock crevices.
Wildlife observation takes a bit
practice, so be patient, alert
and savor all big and small wild
sightings in the jungle. For a better
rainforest experience hire a
nature guide or join an environmental
group or society and share the
outdoor adventure education.
you find a lizard the size of
a Jaguar, a snake that can fly, or a
spider that eats birds? All in
Costarrican tropical rainforests, of
Tropical rainforests are home to many
of the strangest-looking and most
beautiful, largest and smallest, most
dangerous and least frightening, loudest
and quietest animals on earth.
You've probably heard of some of them;
jaguars, toucans, parrots, giant
Iguanas, and tarantulas all make their
homes in tropical rainforests.
But have you ever heard of the aye-aye?
Or the okapi? There are so many
fascinating animals in tropical
rainforests that millions haven't been
named or even identified yet. In fact,
about half of all the world's
species live in tropical rainforests.
Take a tour of the many exotic
Costarrican Rainforest animals you will
see on this website., and if
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