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The bothrops asper is one of the most dangerous snakes in the Americas. In this post, you’ll learn about these short-tempered and highly poisonous fer de lance, terciopelo vipers. We’ll cover their diet, size, habits, differences, and more. Plus, their unusual hunting method, heat-sensing abilities, and reproduction. Travel tip: If you’re snake spotting, you should [...]

The scarlet macaw is famous for its appearance, intelligence and personality. But how much do you know about the scarlet macaw? In this post, you’ll learn about their habitat, diet, speaking ability, and how to tell them apart. Plus lots more. Lets get started! Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon, you should bring [...]

Are vampire bats real? Yes, but don’t be scared. In this post, you’ll learn about their habitat, diet, size, hunting methods and more. Do they drink human blood? Do they carry diseases? What happens if a vampire bat bites you? Keep reading to learn the answers to all your questions and more with these vampire [...]

Tropical penguins? Yes! In this post, you’ll learn 43 Galapagos penguin facts, including adaptations to keep cool, habits and habitats, when and where to see them, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos of this amazing warm water penguin. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a [...]

Are you planning on a trip to Ecuador in January? Here’s what you can expect from Ecuador weather in January. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador. What is Ecuador’s climate? Check out our annual climate chart for all four regions: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, and Amazon. Each of Ecuador’s 4 regions [...]

Will you be visiting Ecuador in December? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in December. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador. What is Ecuador’s climate? Check out our annual climate chart for all four regions: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, and Amazon. Each of Ecuador’s 4 regions has unique weather all year long. [...]

Planning a visit to Ecuador in November? Here’s what to expect from Ecuador weather in November. You’ll learn about temperature, rainfall, humidity, and hours of daylight for each region of Ecuador. What is Ecuador’s climate? Check out our annual climate chart for all four regions: Galapagos, Coast, Andes, and Amazon. Each of Ecuador’s four regions has unique weather all year long. [...]

Is there anything cuter than a squirrel monkey? In this post, you’ll learn 35 squirrel monkey facts, including diet, range, all 5 species, and a couple of gross habits. We also cover specifics about baby squirrel monkeys, communication, and differences between the species. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to [...]

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