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CEIBA (Ceiba pentandra)

Ceiba has large, highly developed laminar prawns at the base of the trunk, which is thick and gray. It has digitally composed leaves, and they are placed alternately, in the field it is easy to distinguish it from other plant species because it has a thicker shape in the center of the stem than at […]

PIZOTE (Nasua narica)

Los Pizotes son principalmente diurnos, retirándose por la noche en un árbol específico, para iniciar su labor diaria de búsqueda de alimento desde la madrugada. Los machos adultos generalmente pesan 6 kg y son 1,1 a 1,2 m de largo con una cola de 0,500 a 0,6 m de longitud, las hembras son más pequeñas. […]

LAPA VERDE(Ara ambiguus)

La Gran Lapa Verde es la segunda ave más grande de la familia de los loros (psitácidas), mide unos 85 cm y pesa 1,4 kg. Posee un hermoso plumaje en su mayor parte verde amarillento, rojo en la frente y en las plumas centrales, y azul y rojo en las plumas de las alas y […]

ÁRBOL DE ESPAVEL (Anacardium excelsum)

Son árboles que alcanzan tamaños espectculares entre 20 a 40 m, a diferencia de casi todos los árboles del grupo de “los gigantes”, el espavel no desarrolla gambas o contrafuertes para sostener su gran peso, sino que la base del tronco por lo general es recta y cilíndrica. Es una especie de enorme importancia para […]

JARDIN SENSORIAL

Hace cuanto no llevas tus sentidos al máximo? En Monkey Park queremos regalarte una experiencia única que te llevara a descubrir tu propio cuerpo. Todos tenemos preferencias sensoriales diferentes. ¡descubre la tuya ¡ Tacto, Vista, Gusto, Audición, Olfato. Nuestro jardín esta especialmente diseñado para mantener tu expectativa durante todo el recorrido. Sin que te aburras […]

PEREZOSO DE TRES DEDOS (Bradypus variegatus)

Es una especie arborícola, con habitos nocturnos puede vivir hasta 30 años o más y, tanto machos como hembras, al parecer, alcanzan la madurez sexual alrededor de los 3 años.Tiene unos 70 cm y un peso de entre 4 y 5 kg, y una musculatura que supone tan sólo una cuarta parte del peso total. […]

HORMIGA BALA (paraponera clavata)

La hormiga bala puede alcanzar los 2,5 cm de largo y tiene una de las picaduras más dolorosas entre los insectos encontrados en Costa Rica. Mientras la picadura causa dolor e hinchazón, el veneno no causa enfermedad o muerte. Las hormigas bala no se encuentran en enjambres como las hormigas guerreras. Hay, incluso, una tribu […]

HORMIGA ZOMPOPA (Atta cephalotes)

Leave cutter ants are incredibly interesting since they have a true social organization led by the queen ant and are considered the most evolved individuals in the entire animal kingdom, despite the fact that they are very small insects and their sizes vary from 1 cm (workers) to 2.5 (the queen) The size of each […]

MONO CARABLANCA (Cebus capucinos)

Estos monos en su mayor parte son de color negro con un contrastante pelaje crema amarillento sobre la cabeza, pecho y hombros, su cara es blanca. Son diurnos y arbóreos. el tamaño promedio del grupo es de 15 individuos, con un macho adulto de líder. Las hembras pueden llegar a tener un bebé cada 1.5 […]

RANA DE OJOS ROJOS (Agalychnis callidryas)

Is one of the most beautiful frogs of the world, they are nocturnal and move over the leaves of the trees. they have a flat body and sticky fingers that let them climb the leaves and trees, also have a interdigital membrane between fingers that help them when they jump from one leave to another […]

TERMITAS (Nasutitermes)

Termites are one of the most important insects in the tropical forest, even when they are small insects, they have just one queen. Their diet is based in dry leaves, once the leaves get their bowels some paracits called flagellates digest the cellulose, after discompose them they defecate producing a hard paste that use to build […]

STRAWBERRY POISON FROG OR BLUE JEANS(Oophaga pumilio)

The Blue Jeans frog is a common amphibian in Costa Rica that can get 1 inch, are diurnal and toxic. It can get many different colors but the most common one are red with some blue spots in order to looks dangerous and keep predator away. Their diet is based in ants and mites. The […]

ÁRBOL DE GAVILAN (Pentaclethra macroloba)

The gavilan is a beautiful tree  that can get 40 meters tall  and develop a wide and strong trunk of 1 meter of diameter. During the all year is possible to see their fruits in a sheath shape, they stay on the tree even when the open to scatter the seeds, at the same time […]

MONO AULLADOR (Alouatta palliata)

This specie is herbivore located in Central and South America, are diurnal and have a few social activity they live in groups of 20 individuos, the males get maturity at 42 months and females at 36. Are territorial and produce a very strong howl that let them save energy used during confrontations. Generally are quiet […]

ÁRBOL DE CHILAMATE (Ficus insipida)

The Chilamate tree is a ficus and is one of the a few one that grows like a normal tree, they can get 40 meters tall and get very deep roots. Most of this trees can be used in the bonsai thecnique, its grows next to rivers, roots are curios because they can get peculiar […]

ÁRBOL DE GUAYABON O SURÁ (Termalia oblonga)

The Guayabon tree can get 40 meters tall and develop a straight trunk of 1 meter of diameter, covered by a slim cortex that exfoliate the tree (exfoliation papiracea) in long laminate exposing the new cortex with a light color, getting a typical shape of guayabo or cas tree. During many years it was considered […]

ÁRBOL INDIO DESNUDO (Bursera simaruba)

The indio desnudo can get 20 meters tall and develop a wide trunk. Is an amazing tree that has exfoliation papiracea that means it release the cortex in shape of paper in order to protect the tree and ovoid paracits and also protect the tree from forest fire. Also is medicinal tree used in kidney […]

ÁRBOL ALMENDRO DE MONTAÑA (Dipterix panamesis)

The almendro amarillo is a native specie from low land forest, it can get 60 meters tall and 2 meters of diameter. Is a very important tree because is the unique tree that The green macaw use for nesting. Also produce more than 60% of the food for the green macaw that is based in […]

ÁRBOL DE CEDRO (Cedrela odoratra)

The cedro is an amazing tree that can get 45 meters tall and is pollinated by the moths. The cortex is bitter and fissured, It has a garlic flavor. Also they have a fractured trunk that let it catch more water from rain its also means that this tree evolved in very dry environment.   […]

MARIOLA (Tetragonisca melipona)

The Mariola is a primitive bee, it does not have sting, they are indicator of health forest. The yellow part means that they are working in the beehive, also works like trap for the ants. They produce medical honey because they feed on medical plants. something important is that they also collect excrement from birds […]

ÁRBOL DE OJOCHE (Brosimun alicastrum)

Is very tall tree that can get 25 – 40 meters and develop a strong trunk of 150 cm of diameter their fruits are rounded and eatable, they are spread for most of mammals. All the tree has a  sweet sap. The ojoche is also knowed as “nuez maya” a very important datum is the […]

CAOBILLA (Carapa guianensis)

Caobilla is a very important tree because of the wood, for all Central America and part of South America. It release  the cortex to protect their self from paracits.  Something interesting is that Their seeds are rounded and indiginas use it to make soaps. Also it feeds many mamals in the forest.     Caobilla […]

SUITA (Geonoma congesta)

Suita (geonoma) what means in latin “hands to land” it is too important for the native people in Costa Rica to build their ranch, the leaves of this plant are used for the roof in the houses. Normally is a plant that grows very slow that´s why is very important.     Es una especie […]

ÁRBOL DE TAMARINDO (Dialium guianense)

This is a specie in danger, considered one of the hardest wood. that´s why it was used for some constructions in the past, they also have very strong roots to resist the wind. They grow very tall to attract some bees and get polinated.     Esta es una especie en peligro de extinción, su […]

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