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Making a Splash in the Jungle

The Macaws of Osa Wildlife Sanctuary like to show off. But they’ve got the goods to back it up. Our partners at the Aquarium of the Pacific offer a few helpful insights on how they keep their parrots engaged, stimulated and entertained. Simple enrichment can be just as enjoyable for the animals as many of the

Enter the Jungle and Take Flight

Built for eating and loving, but not fighting; the giant toucan bill is used in mating ritual “fruit tosses,” though both sexes posses the over-sized beaks. As a weapon, the bill is a bit more show than substance. It is a honeycomb of bone that actually contains a lot of air. While its size may

Go Ahead… Monkey Around

Did you know there are 264 known monkey species found on three continents?! One can easily identify Old and New World monkeys because Old World monkeys don’t have prehensile tails (capable of grasping a limb). Monkeys range in size from the Pygmy Marmoset, at 5–6 inches (15 cm) long from head to tail and 4–5 oz

These Sloths Were Made for Climbing

Sloths are native to the jungles of Central and South America, and are animals made for the trees. “Sloths mate and give birth while hanging in the trees. Three-toed sloth babies are often seen clinging to their mothers—they travel by hanging on to them for the first nine months of their lives,” (NatGeo). Explore more

Enter the Jungle, Meet the Crocodiles

Along the banks of Tanzanian waterways, you might find this little cuddly guy. Did You Know?  The average life span of a wild, African crocodile is 45 years. They grow to around 16 ft and weigh 500 lbs Their group name differs on land vs. water. When hanging out together in the sun, a group of