From cute capuchin monkeys to orange-footed, red-eyed tree frogs to rambunctious toucans and colorful macaws, Costa Rica is home to many of the world’s most fascinating and exotic animals. Other animals you may encounter while walking a jungle path include:
Giant Anteater–a terrestrial mammal with a bushy tail and trademark long nose, the anteater inhabits the rainforests and grasslands of Costa Rica.
White-nosed coatimundi–often mistaken for a cat or raccoon, the “coati” has brownish-red fur, long heads, pointed snouts and may be seen rooting around on the jungle floor for juicy insects to eat.
Zebra Longwing Butterfly–with its remarkably patterned wings of black, white and yellow colors, the Zebra Longwing graces Costa Rica all year long, delighting anyone who happens to see them feeding on yellow passionflowers.
Kinko–one of Costa Rica’s cutest mammals, the kinkajou is most active at night, foraging for food and making distinct “wee-wee” barking sounds while jumping from tree to tree. They have very soft fur, big dark eyes and round ears.
White Ibis–a wading bird found in shallow wetlands and lagoons, the white ibis is recognizable by its long, red bill curving downward to make it easier for them to probe mud for crustaceans to eat.
Margay Cat–the small, Margay cat loves to laze the day away sleeping in Costa Rica’s trees and is considered the best climber among all other tree-dwelling wild cats.
Come experience the wildlife and even perhaps some of Costa Rica’s more exotic animals on your next luxury vacation in Manuel Antonio!