NOW THIS is Costa Rica Wildlife! (30 pics)

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Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse countries in the world! Thanks to its tropical climate, its geographical location and the protection of around 25% of its natural habitat means this small country is home to 5% of existing species worldwide. So this selection is but a handful of exciting wildlife that you can expect to see in Costa Rica!

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This cute little Costa Rican ocelot can be spotted in the Osa Península but it is quite a challenge.

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The Fer-de-Lance is can be spotted in the tropical regions & around rivers just don’t get too close.

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A baby Tapir inside the rainforest of the Corcovado National Park. A real gem in the wild.

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This firey-billed Toucan is keeping a close eye on proceedings down on the Osa Peninsula.

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An amazing close-up of a flying tree frog. When trying to spot these tree frogs make sure to look up!

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A hump-back whale taking a dive on the southern Pacific coast.

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A naughty coati, or Pizote in the local tongue, is always looking for something to eat!

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A pair of scarlet macaws take flight. These beauties can be spotted all the down the Central Pacific.

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A sleepy jaguar. Very rare to be seen in the wild in Costa Rica, but can be seen in Corcovado.

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A watchful lizard. These guys can be found all over Costa Rica sunning themselves.

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Angel Fish can be enjoyed on both coasts when diving & snorkeling in Costa Rica.

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An anteater looking for a tasty treat. This guy was spotted in the South Pacific.

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A baby turtle making his way to the sea in the Tortuguero National Park.

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A Black and Green dart frog checking out his surroundings in the Corcovado National Park.

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An amazing Costa Rica croc makes his way slowly up the Tarcoles river, they are easy to spot here!

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Costa Rica pumas are very rare and hard to spot in the wild.

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A huge croc enjoying sunning itself across from the Aguila de Osa hotel at Drake Bay.

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This little Granular dart frog can be found on the Caribbean coast. They hardly make a sound.

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The Frog Fish’s camouflage is quite something, even when trying to spot it in a picture!

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Howler monkeys are found in many areas across Costa Rica and make up one of four species in CR.

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Pacific sea birds taking flight of the South Pacific Coast.

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This Road side hawk is constantly on the lookout and found, unsurprisingly near the roads.

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This little singing masked tree frog is calling to attract near-by mates. They are very common in CR.

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Spider monkey take the high road through the dense rainforest of the Corcovado National Park.

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The famous Red-Eyed tree frog uses its colors to warn off pray, though it is only very slightly toxic.

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The famous three toed sloth at the Osa Penisula. This guy is a local resident at the Lapa Rios Lodge.

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An Olive Ridley Sea turtle in the waters of the South Pacific.

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The famous White-faced Capuchin monkey are very common in and around Manuel Antonio.

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This White tip reef shark is actually sleeping. Sharks actually sleep with theirs eyes open.

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A typical Costa Rican toucan showing off its cool colors, it doesn’t get more Costa Rican than this guy!

 

 

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