Mammals

Of the 239 mammals that exist in Costa Rica, some species of large animals are in danger of extinction, due to the destruction of habitat and indiscriminate hunting. In San Gerardo de Rivas one can find from the most common mammals such as the Guatuza (Dasyprocta punctata) and Coati (Nasua narica) to the more elusive Puma (Puma concolor) and Tayra (Herparlurus yaguarondi).


White Faced Capuchin Monkey

White Faced Capuchin Monkey

Family: Cebidae

Medium sized, forms in troops, omnivorous, has a prehensile tail.

White Nosed Coati

White Nosed Coati

Family: Procyonidae

Medium sized, 3-7 kg. The body is dark brown to reddish. It has white rings around the eyes. The snout is long and mobile. Very common in San Gerardo.
 

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Environmental tips

In the Kitchen:

Use appropriate size pots and pans for your heating elements.

Whenever possible use a lid to retain heat.

Whenever possible use a pressure cooker, a slow electric cooker and electric coffee makers; these devices help to diminsh energy consumption.

Do not put hot or warm dishes into your refrigerator; in addition your refrigerator should be at least 5 cm from walls and never place a refigerator near a heat source such as an oven or stove.

Always try to purchase energy efficient appliances which are environmentally friendly.

 

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Biodiversity

Masked TityraThis species is known for its white feathers, with a red beak and eye ring, with black stipes on the wings and tail...
  • Name: Masked Tityra

  • Scientific name: Tityra semifasciata

  • Family: Incertae Sedis

  • Region: San Gerardo

 

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San Isidro de El General Desde que uno ingresa a la propiedad se siente una paz increíble, la naturaleza y la excelente atención de su personal, sigan adelante y espero que pronto sean acreedores de las 5 hojas del ICT, se lo merecen por todo el esfuerzo realizado!!
 
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