Although my dream of seeing a mono (monkey) in the wild was not fulfilled during our trip to Costa Rica, we still saw a multitude of fabulous animals. One of the most exciting is called a kinkajou and is a nocturnal animal that lives in the jungle canopy. We were hiking through the rainforest near Monteverde when I looked up into the tree and saw this critter jumping from the top of one tree to another while it traveled across the forest. It was a few feet long with a super long tail (it looked a little bit like a cat). The unfortunate part about this event is that I was so excited to see it that I didn’t get a chance to take a picture! Instead you’ll have to click here to see what a kinkajou looks like. Here are some of the many other animals we saw during our trip:
A teeny tiny little poison dart frog (sapo) we found.
Not quite the poison dart frog that Alex wanted to see, but still pretty cool. This frog would be called a rana in spanish.