Wildlife in Costa Rica
Introduction to Costa Rican Wildlife
Costa Rica is one of the 25 most biodiverse countries in the world. There are more than 500,000 total species in the country, approximately 4% of the total estimated species worldwide. Of those, over 250 species are mammals and over 920 are birds. There are also over 240 reptiles, more than 210 amphibians, and insects, fish, flora, and much more make up the rest of the number.
Costa Rica is often praised internationally for its environmental preservation policies. Costa Rican wildlife is so diverse because of the country’s many microclimates. These encourage a large variety of ecosystems, where all sorts of animals find their home.