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  • PUMA / Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) – GNJaguar Wildcats of Costa Rica | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    fallen trees or branches Its prey includes possums monkeys iguanas rats peccaries armadillos birds and reptiles but his favorite is white tailed deer It asphyxiates its prey by biting its neck Its gestation period lasts 90 96 days and breeds 1 6 offspring Cubs remain with their mother 2 years while they learn to hunt Life expectancy in the wild is 8 10 years while on captivity it can live over 21 years Did you know It can jump up to 20 ft high and 20 40 feet long Its cubs are born with blue eyes and black spots which fade away upon reaching 6 months of age Males pee upon stacks of leaves and branches to mark their territory Its the second largest feline of America It hides and covers its prey with grass and leaves and returns later to eat It can run up to 45 miles per hour It is also known as mountain lion Meet Dalila Locals found three one month old puma cubs in a farm in Bello Horizonte Guanacaste They took them under the perception that their mother had abandoned them and called Las Pumas Rescue Center They were immediately returned to their lair but their mother did not return Of the three cubs one died within days another one Sanzon had to be put down when he was 4 years old after developing a motor problem on his right legs Dalila is six years old and lives at the Rescue Center along with her friend Miel Honey Meet Miel ICE personnel working on a hydroelectric plant in Buenos Aires de Puntarenas heard that a man had a cougar of 4 months tied to a tree They went to the place and tried to explain to the men in order to rescue and deliver

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  • MARGAY (Leopardus wiedii) – GNJaguar Wildcats of Costa Rica | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    Species included in Appendix I of CITES Protected by the Law of Wildlife Conservation No 7317 and decree No 26435 MINAE Size 20 28 in Weight 5 10 lb The Margay and its Habitat Nocturnal It lives in low humid and dry forests It lives mainly in trees and rests in 18 30ft branches during the day Its preys on small mice monkeys sloths kinkajous lizards squirrels insects and birds Its gestation period lasts from 76 84 days breeding 1 2 offspring Its life expectancy can reach 20 years in captivity Did you know The margay is an excellent tree climber It has the ability of rotating its wrists up to 180 degrees in order to descend from trees head first It has a very long tail which can measure up to 70 of its body size Its tail provides balance when standing on branches There are 11 sub species of Leopardus wiedii It is also known as Margay cat Meet Canela Cinnamon Canela was held as a pet in the town of Pueblo Nuevo de Upala She was confiscated by the Arenal Tempisque National Conservation Area personnel when she was 5 months old Canela was taken to Las Pumas

    Original URL path: http://greennoise.cr/gnjaguar/caucel/ (2014-05-02)
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  • OCELOT (Leopardus pardalis) – GNJaguar Wildcats of Costa Rica | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    Size 20 40 in Weight 15 35 lb The Ocelot and its Habitat Mainly nocturnal Lives in primary and secondary forests from dry to humid Mainly terrestrial rests on fallen logs or vegetation It preys on small rodents rabbits anteaters monkeys iguanas turtles snakes young boars y and some fish Gestation lasts 79 85 days they have 1 3 cubs The cubs leave their mother after 2 3 years looking for new territory Life expectancy in the wild is between 7 10 years and 20 in captivity Did you know White circles around its eyes help reflect extra light inside its eyes for night vision It has razor sharp teeth for cutting its prey s flesh Also known as fat paw in Costa Rica due to its large paws The word Ocelot comes from the Aztec term tlalocelot meaning field or rural tiger Often cleans its face with its rear paws and sharpens its claws on tree trunks It has white spots behind its ears that resemble eyes These are said to prevent jaguar attacks which usually come from behind Meet Rayito Rayito was found while still a cub with its eyes shut by Tempisque Conservation Area authorities near Ostional

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  • JAGUARUNDI (Puma yagouaroundi) – GNJaguar Wildcats of Costa Rica | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    by the Law of Wildlife Conservation No 7317 and decree No 26435 MINAE Size 27 50 in Weight 8 20 lb The Jaguarundi and its Habitat Mainly active during the day It lives in a wide array of habitats from dry lands to rainforests It can adapt to human populated areas Its diet includes mainly reptiles amphibians rodents and small birds Its gestation period lasts 75 days and breeds 2 4 offspring Life expectancy in the wild can be over 15 years but can live longer in captivity Did you know It can present two color patterns dark grey more common or reddish brown There can be cubs with both color patterns in one same litter It can walk up to 4 miles in the same direction It is often mistaken with the tolomuco Eira barbara however the tolomuco has a furrier tail and belongs to the mustelid group It can produce up to 13 different sounds or vocalizations The Jaguarundi is known for being more sociable than other felines Meet Kira Kira was brought to a hotel in Tamarindo Guanacaste where it was taken care of for a while A local vet recommended she be taken to the National

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  • ONCILLA (Leopardus tigrinus) – GNJaguar Wildcats of Costa Rica | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    level Endangered Species Species included in Appendix I of CITES Protected by the Law of Wildlife Conservation No 7317 and decree No 26435 MINAE Size 15 25 in Weight 3 6 lb The Oncilla and its Habitat Mainly active during the night and at dawn and dusk It is generally found in high altitude low intervention forests It is a great climber Its prey includes small mice lizards birds eggs and small amphibians Its gestation period lasts 74 76 days and breeds 1 3 offspring Life expectancy in the wild is 11 years but can reach up to 17 years of age in captivity Did you know Melanistic black specimens have been reported in humid forests Its cubs only open its eyes after 8 17 of birth something unusual for a feline this size There is debate whether the Oncilla should be separated into two species since there are ample differences between specimens found in Costa Rica and those further south and in Brazil It resembles the margay but is slimmer and has a longer tail There are 4 subspecies recognized of Leopardus tigrinus Although it is mainly carnivorous it is also known to eat grass Meet Robby Robby was

    Original URL path: http://greennoise.cr/gnjaguar/tigrillo/ (2014-05-02)
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  • LIBERTAD returns to the wild | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    brought to the Hospital for Small and Wild Animals at the Universidad Nacional She was indeed showing signs of severe cranial trauma as well as having her eye protruding from its socket Thanks to the attention of the Veterinarians at the School of Veterinary Medicine of UNA after a thorough examination x rays and surgery the ocelot slowly began coming back to life In a few weeks she was transported to our Center for a behavioral evaluation after the loss of her eye In time her trauma diminished and while she was always timid and quiet little by little she began to get better She was successfully hunting the live prey that was brought to her After two months of rehabilitation it was decided that she was now ready to return to her natural habitat We immediately notified her case manager at the Lepanto Paquera office in order to schedule the date and location of her release Her case manager along with his supervisor were both completely on board and grateful for all that we were able to accomplish So then 2 months after her serious accident the ocelot was released into the Karen Mogensen Reserve In an effort to raise awareness as well as protecting the animal in the event that she is spotted by members of the nearby community on the day of her release we made a stop at a local grade school where around 15 children were waiting to meet the ocelot while adhering to all of the appropriate protocols to ensure the animal s safety Impressed by her story and eager for her return to the forest where she would live out the rest of her days the children decided to give her the name LIBERTAD Freedom From that day forward she returned to a

    Original URL path: http://greennoise.cr/2013/08/21/libertad-returns-to-the-wild/ (2014-05-02)
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  • What is a Biological Corridor? | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    Flora 15 What is a Biological Corridor August 15 2013 by Panthera Costa Rica A Biological Corridor is an area with different land uses that is managed to connect forest fragments Within it are combined productive activities livestock agriculture tourism and conservation It can also be defined as a space that allows connectivity between protected areas landscapes ecosystems and natural habitats that make migration of flora and fauna possible In other words a biological corridor is a bridge of life where there is a balance between nature and humans The objectives of a corridor will depend on the area and the people that comprise it As a regional effort to conserve lands from Mexico to Panama the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor has been established In Costa Rica 37 corridors are coordinated by the National Biological Corridors Program of the National System of Conservation Areas Panthera Costa Rica actively participates in the Local Councils of the Central Volcanic Cordillera Talamanca and San Juan La Selva Biological Corridors in order to promote regional connectivity of jaguar populations Category GNJaguar 0 Comment s SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER email Categories GN 80 GN Sessions 231 GNJaguar 81 GNTiburon 1 GNTortuga 15 News 18 Press Coverage

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  • The reintroduction to their natural habitat: a second chance | GreenNoise – Spreading the Voice of Nature
    we received 14 felines two have to spend the rest of his life in our center two died due to critical conditions when they arrive four still remain in our quarantine area under rehabilitation and six have been reintroduced to their natural habitat after going through our program of rehabilitation and pre release The felines that are going to be release had been monitored by our veterinarian and biologist Before releasing any wildcat a medical protocol of clinical examination is taken Among the released felines are TAZI a yaguarundi Puma yagouaroundi with two months old that was cornered by dogs in a culvert in Sandillal Cañas she was released in INVENIO Private Reserve The margay Leopardus wiedii FIGU who was captured in a house in Llano Upala Blue when he was with an approximate age of eight months old People said that his mom was killing the chickens but she never was captured He was released in the Biological Reserve of Lomas Barbudal BIGOTES a margay L wiedii beaten by a car at night near Pedregal of Nicoya he was released in the Corral de Piedra Refuge And the ocelot L pardalis LIBERTAD that also was beaten by a car

    Original URL path: http://greennoise.cr/2013/08/05/the-reintroduction-to-their-natural-habitat-a-second-chance/ (2014-05-02)
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