Monday, April 5, 2010

Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonio 1/18/10

Fincas Naturales

After we left our tour of Manuel Antonio National Park, we took a short bus ride to Fincas Naturales Wildlife Refuge. Fincas Naturales is 25 acres of private wildlife refuge and trails.

lizard and bird

Our first tour was in the Reptile Lagoons. In the above picture there is a Jesus Christ Lizard and a Heron. Can you find them in the photo? My mom and I had trouble spotting them in their habitat. In the picture below, I have place red arrows where they are sitting.

lizard and bird arrows


To observe the reptiles, I walked along a metal bridge suspended above the lagoons that held the different species of reptiles.


Boa constrictor

The refuge has successfully raised and released twenty Boa Constrictors back into the wild. Boas are endangered due to being hunted for their skins and captured to be sold in pet shops.

Next we moved into the butterfly pavilion which will be my next posting.

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