Caño Negro Boat Tour, Costa Rica: December 17, 2021
|Howler Monkeys watching me|
Today was our day for the Sky Tram/Zip Line Tour. Since it was raining, since seeing the Volcano was impossible, since we had already had a wet, but thrilling zip line Canopy Tour at Pacuare, we replaced it with a visit to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. The boat trip begins at Los Chiles which is just five miles from the border with Nicaragua. We had rain at Caño Negro but the pontoon boat had a roof on it so the rain didn't slow us down.
Howler Monkeys are normally black with some golden brown on their sides. Here at Caño Negro there are two Howler Monkeys, an adult male and a juvenile male, with minimal melanin so their coats are quite golden and almost orange. A third melanin deficient monkey, a female, lives with another troop. The condition is called Pheomelanism.
|A line of evenly spaced Long-nosed bats|
|A Caiman in the swampy area around the river|
|Male Green Iguana and his harem|
|Close up of Green Iguana and harem|
|Amazon Kingfishers (left-female; right-male)|
|Neotropic Cormorant with gorgeous Turquoise Eyes|
|White-Faced Capuchin Monkey|