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Animals

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 [...]

The waved albatross is the largest bird in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 facts about the waved albatross, including diet, wingspan, mating habits (including a special mating dance), range and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good [...]

The blue-footed booby has become the unofficial mascot of the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 43 blue-footed booby facts, including dancing and mating rituals, diet, dive bombing feeding habits, range and more. Plus tons of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with a good zoom and [...]

Red footed boobies are one of the most unique birds that you’ll find in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 25 red-footed booby facts about color morphs, three subspecies, unique features, range, size, and more. Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera with [...]

Nazca boobies are the largest of the booby birds in the Galapagos Islands. In this post, you’ll learn 26 Nazca booby facts – from range, diet, mating rituals, and obligate siblicide (yes, it’s as scary as it sounds). Plus lots of photos and videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Galapagos, you should bring a camera [...]

Curious to learn about these nocturnal seabirds with night vision? In this post, you’ll learn 28 facts about the swallow-tailed gull, found primarily in the Galapagos Islands. We include diet, size, mating, range, and how they manage to hunt at night. Plus, just what do their red eye rings mean? Let’s get started! Travel tip: If [...]

In this guide, you’ll learn 22 facts about the Galapagos hawk. They include diet, range, size, endangered status, mating habits and more. Curious about which islands the Galapagos hawks live on? And if they are hard to photograph? I cover all this and more, plus photos and up-close videos. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to [...]

Have you heard about Ecuador’s king vulture? In this post, you’ll learn 34 king vulture facts, including diet, size, wingspan, habitat, unique features and more. Plus lots of photos of the world’s most colorful vulture. Travel tip: If you’re traveling to the Amazon basin, you should bring a camera with a good zoom and a decent pair of [...]

Curious about the mysterious vampire fish? In this post, you’ll learn 29 vampire fish facts, including diet, size, habitat, and more (you’ll also see some pretty great photos). The vampire fish (also known as payara fish) live in the Amazon basin. 29 Vampire Fish Facts: Meet Amazon’s Payara There are a lot of dark, creepy [...]

Interested in the emerald tree boa? In this post, you’ll learn 45 emerald tree boa facts – about both species. Including their diet, range, giving birth (yes – with a video!), and much more. Plus lots of photos. Safety tip: While emerald tree boas aren’t usually aggressive to humans (more below), it’s a good idea [...]

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