Costa Rica Fauna
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Few places of the globe offer in such a small extension so many wonders. In only 51,100 square kilometers, Costa Rica shelters 6% of all the biodiversity of the planet. The geographic location of our country allows the existence of a biological bridge of botanical and zoological species. The narrow territory surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean creates a passage that as much lodges flora and fauna of North America as of South America, in addition to great amount of endemic species.

The respect of the Costa Ricans towards nature has made that more than 25% of the territory is mainly protected under some category of handling such as National Parks, Biological Reservoirs and National Refuges of Wild Life. Its climate is one of great attractiveness; throughout the year offers a pleasant temperature which keeps its inhabitants motivated, a pacific life allows the tourist to explore and to venture with total tranquility. In addition, the size of its territory favours traveling, in less than a day, from the Pacific to the Caribbean. From mountains and plains located to the north of the country, the South, central or North Pacific, to the Caribbean and the Central Region, the complete country offers him/her the most varied range of options and fun.
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Fresh Tapir footprints found in Lapa Rios trail 1461
Leatherback turtle spawning attracts tourists 2218
Living in slow motion 1442
Shark waters, turbulent waters 1172
Hermits but friendly 1137
Birds of Costa Rica 1767
The mass nesting of the turtles 1547
Costa Rica National Bird 10660
Giants in Costa Rica 1872
Costa Rica is famous for Whale Watching 1665
Jaguar: King of the American Jungle 1636
See Turtle Nesting 1659
Carpenter of the seas 1224
Shark Tales: Keepers of the deep blue 2097
Buffalos in Guanacaste 1482
Jellyfish, Tantalizing (if Treacherous) Treasures 8260
Boat-Billed Flycatcher (Megaryhynchus pitangua) 2292
Common species of Tortuguero 1523
Collared Anteaters 3860
Hope and help for Costa Ricas Homeless Animals 3547
Coatis 2022
Scarlet Macaw 1708
An Egg-cellent Solution 1382
White-Throated Magpie Jay 3490
A Spectacular Display 1390
Spider Monkeys 4214
The Yiguirro (Turdus grayi) 5707
Humpbacks Whales 1436
White Lipped Peccaries 1914
Toucans 1613
The Forgotten Shark 1390
The Bulls at Bats 1237
Nudibranchs and Clown Shrimp 1745
Jump start for Jaguars 1485
Green Iguana 1522
Costa Rica Monkey´┐Żs 1939
America Cocodrile 1472
Experts Plan Strategies to Save Endangered, Endearing Tapir 2655
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It has been calculated that Costa Rica is home to 870 bird species.

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