Flying over the Osa Peninsula
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Flying over the Osa Peninsula

The Tico Times - March 15, 2018

The view from an airplane flying over Drake Bay in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's southern Pacific region. The Osa Peninsula has more species of animals…

Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

Lindsay Fendt - February 7, 2018

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In…

The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants
Into the Wild
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Into the Wild
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The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants

Lindsay Fendt - January 25, 2018

When looking for wildlife in Costa Rica, it’s easy to become fixated on the unusual mammals and vibrant birds, but one of the country’s most complex creatures…

Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Urban flocks (Part 1): 5 common birds of San José

Robin Kazmier - January 8, 2018

Despite the best efforts of many a telescope-wielding nature guide, I fell in love with birds while sitting at my desk in San José, editing a field…

Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wild myths: Costa Rican animal legends

Lindsay Fendt - January 4, 2018

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the best defense is just to hide. Fortunately,…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy
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Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy

Michael Krumholtz - April 16, 2017

An annual Guanacaste tradition went sour this weekend when a crocodile that locals had wrestled out of the water was found dead shortly thereafter. Local reports confirmed by…

Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches
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Climate Change
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Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches

L. Arias - March 11, 2017

Diners at a hotel in Jacó beach, in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, were surprised on Thursday when a sea lion entered the restaurant and began walking under the tables. This…

Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict

Lindsay Fendt - August 23, 2016

Around 7 a.m. on July 22, 59-year-old Jon Becker had finished surfing off of Tamarindo’s Playa Grande. Becker put one foot in the Playa Grande Estuary, which…