Costa Rica Immersion Program – Mammals

There is so much to do and see in Costa Rica. For those who are not into Bird Watching, seeing exotic mammals in the wild may be more your thing. What happens when you are fluent in Spanish and your Tico friends tell you what animal you just saw (or took a picture of)? You end up learning the Spanish name for the animal, but may not even know what it is in English! Yes, this happens to me, so I am inserting pictures with captions of what they are in both English and Spanish. These are animals that we really saw and took pictures of. They are either my pictures or my traveling companion’s.

So, I don’t have a picture of a sloth or perezoso. This will be a goal of mine on this upcoming Learn Spanish Trip this August. I am sure I can get a picture from the Wild Animal Sanctuary, but I’d rather spot one in the wild. . .

If you’ve been to Costa Rica and got some great photos, post them in the comments below.