Costa Rica Fauna
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Few places of the globe offer in such a small extension so many wonders. In only 51,100 square kilometers, Costa Rica shelters 6% of all the biodiversity of the planet. The geographic location of our country allows the existence of a biological bridge of botanical and zoological species. The narrow territory surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean creates a passage that as much lodges flora and fauna of North America as of South America, in addition to great amount of endemic species.

The respect of the Costa Ricans towards nature has made that more than 25% of the territory is mainly protected under some category of handling such as National Parks, Biological Reservoirs and National Refuges of Wild Life. Its climate is one of great attractiveness; throughout the year offers a pleasant temperature which keeps its inhabitants motivated, a pacific life allows the tourist to explore and to venture with total tranquility. In addition, the size of its territory favours traveling, in less than a day, from the Pacific to the Caribbean. From mountains and plains located to the north of the country, the South, central or North Pacific, to the Caribbean and the Central Region, the complete country offers him/her the most varied range of options and fun.
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Fresh Tapir footprints found in Lapa Rios trail 1149
Leatherback turtle spawning attracts tourists 1918
Living in slow motion 1203
Shark waters, turbulent waters 975
Hermits but friendly 878
Birds of Costa Rica 1167
The mass nesting of the turtles 1207
Costa Rica National Bird 8644
Giants in Costa Rica 1180
Costa Rica is famous for Whale Watching 1435
Jaguar: King of the American Jungle 1334
See Turtle Nesting 1390
Carpenter of the seas 1019
Shark Tales: Keepers of the deep blue 1702
Buffalos in Guanacaste 1202
Jellyfish, Tantalizing (if Treacherous) Treasures 5661
Boat-Billed Flycatcher (Megaryhynchus pitangua) 1417
Common species of Tortuguero 1279
Collared Anteaters 3340
Hope and help for Costa Ricas Homeless Animals 3062
Coatis 1618
Scarlet Macaw 1383
An Egg-cellent Solution 1132
White-Throated Magpie Jay 3049
A Spectacular Display 1021
Spider Monkeys 3820
The Yiguirro (Turdus grayi) 4831
Humpbacks Whales 1136
White Lipped Peccaries 1591
Toucans 1353
The Forgotten Shark 1125
The Bulls at Bats 1031
Nudibranchs and Clown Shrimp 1491
Jump start for Jaguars 1184
Green Iguana 1239
Costa Rica Monkey’s 1571
America Cocodrile 1241
Experts Plan Strategies to Save Endangered, Endearing Tapir 2179
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