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Spanish Name: Tayra Lifespan: The average lifespan Tayra is about 18 years in captivity. Height/Weight: Head and body length is 60 to 68 cm, with a tail 38 to 47 cm; they can weigh more than 5 kg. Habitat: Found in tropical evergreen forests but also exist in dry deciduous forests; they live below elevations […]

Spotted Skunks

Weight: 7 oz to 14 lbs (198 g to 6 kg) Mephitis mephitis. Average length: It can be about 30 inches long, about the size of a common house cat. Head and body, 8 to 19 in (20 to 48 cm); tail, 5 to 15 in (13 to 38 cm. 40 to 80 cm. Habitat: […]


Weight/Height: They are small animals that average about four feet in length and up to 30 pounds. The Otters have a length from head to body, 21.75 to 31.5 in (55 to 80 cm); and tail, from 11.75 to 19.75 in (30 to 50 cm). Life Span: They can live up to 23 years in […]


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 […]

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