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Northern Tamandua

(Tamandua mexicana)

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Mid-sized anteater with long, pointed snout; brown or yellowish head and legs with a black 'vest' on belly and back that encircles body; 47 to 77cm (18to 30in) long, plus tail as long as body; last section of tail is bare. (Oso Hormiguero, Oso Mielero, Oso Colmenero, Oso Jaceta).


Low and middle elevation forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; active both nocturnally and during the day; found in trees and on the ground.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Northern Tamandua (Tamandua mexicana), Costa Rica