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Height: A porcupine can reach to a length from 25 – 36 in (60 – 90 cm); Tail, 8 – 10 in (20-25 cm) from head to body. Weight: It is weighing 5 to 16 kilogram (12 – 35 lbs). Life Span: 5-7 years in the wild. Found In: The tree porcupine, also referred to […]


Spanish Name: Tepesquintle Found In: Moist lowland habitats or seasonal arid areas near permanent streams or water bodies. In Costa Rica, it is common in relatively undisturbed forest of up to 2,000 m in elevation. It is found in deciduous forests to wet tropical evergreen forests. Height/Weight: The head and body length is approximately 60-80 […]


Spanish Name: Manigordo Height Weight: This cat has a head and body length of 0.7 to 0.9 m, and a tail of 0.28 to 0.4 m. Females are slightly smaller than males. Adults weigh about 13 kg. Found In: Dry deciduous forest, primary or secondary rainforests, and valleys. Average Lifespan: About 10-13 years in the […]


Found In: The peccary is a pig like animal that is found mainly in the forests of North America and throughout Central and South America. The colored peccaries resemble javelins. They are much more common than the white-lipped peccary found in Costa Rica’s dry tropical forest. Size: They normally measure 90 to 130 cm (3-4.3 […]


Weight: Opssums weigh about 8.8 to 13.2 lb (4 to 6 kg) Average life span: The life period of an opossum is the shortest for mammals of their size. They generally live for about 2 – 4 years. The majority are killed by predators and in road kills. Habitat: Opossums were initially inhabitant of the […]

Spider Monkeys

Spanish Name: Mona Araña Height/Weight: Adults of both the sexes can be more than 8 kg and 1.28 m long from head to tail but their prehensile tail is longer than the body and head. Males can be slightly heavier and have a longer head and body length, but female tail length can surpass that […]

White Faced Capuchin Monkey

Spanish Name: Carita Blanca Found In: They are found in the wet lowland forests on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Panama and deciduous dry forest on the Pacific coast. Height/Weight: Adults are generally 2.5 to 3.5 kg; males are a little larger than females. Life Span: 50 years The white faced capuchin monkeys […]

Howler Monkeys

Spanish Name: Mono Congo Life Span: 15 to 20 years Height/Weight: An adult male howler can weigh up to 6 to 7 kg; an adult female will generally be 4 to 5 kg. Howlers have tails longer than their head and body length. Infant howlers are about 0.4 kg at birth. Found In: Howlers are […]


Spanish Name: Martilla, Cuchicuchi Found In: The kinkajou lives in the elevated canopies of several forests, including mature, disturbed, and secondary rainforests. They can also be spotted deciduous forest, and sometimes gardens and plantations. Height/Weight: The head and body length is 0.5 m; tail length 0.45 m; they weight about 3 kg. Life Expectancy: 20- […]


Spanish Name: Jaguar / Tigre Life Span: 12-15 years in wild Height Weight: Adult males are 50 to 100 kg, and adult females are two-thirds that size. Found In: In Costa Rica, only in forests of protected reserves. In Costa Rica, this big cat is mostly spotted only in forests of protected reserves. Though its […]

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