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Olingo

(Bassaricyon gabbii)

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Identification:

The OIingo is also called Bushy-tailed Olingo. A light brown, densely furred mammal with a shortish, pointed, often grayish, muzzle; 35to 42cm (14to 16in), plus long, bushy, faintly ringed tail. (Another species, the Cacomistle Bassariscus sumichrasti, resembles the Olingo, but has a white mask around its eyes and dark lower legs and feet; it is found in higher-elevation wet forests). This species is regulated in Costa Rica for conservation purposes.

Habitat:

Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacific slopes; nocturnal; found in trees.

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.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
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.


Olingo (Bassaricyon gabbii), Costa Rica