Costa Rican Wildlife


By Jocelyn Zorn, Sarah Lawrence College ’17

COSTA RICA: Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet, Fall 2016

iguana-2Costa Rica is home to the most fascinating and charismatic wildlife I’ve ever had the privilege to encounter. One of the most memorable wildlife sightings of my life happened in La Selva, where I got about two feet away from a three toed sloth and her baby. I walked by her completely by chance, and got to watch up close as she slowly (although not quite as slow as I expected!) climbed by me, calmly looking at me while I got closer to examine her. Iguanas also have a surprising amount of charisma.

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