Wildlife Facts

Sloths are known for slooow movements... but that isn't the only thing that is slow. Their digestion can take up to 30 days to break down just one leaf! Sloths have a multi-chambered stomach - similar to that of a cow! 

A sloth's diet consists mainly of buds, leaves, and other plants. 

Sloth - Wildlife Fact

"Don't eat me or you'll be sorry!" Poison dart frogs have bright colors to warn predators, a defense mechanism called aposematic coloration.

Although not all dart frogs are toxic, some are the most toxic animals on earth. Scientists are still unsure of how these frogs get their toxins, but many believe it is from eating prey that eat poisonous plants.

Poison Dart Frog - Wildlife Fact

Spectral Tarsiers have enormous eyes - each eyeball is approximately 16 mm in diameter and as large as its entire brain!

Native to Sulawesi, Indonesia, these small primates are nocturnal. 

Spectral Tarsiers Wildlife Fact

The frangipani hornworm is longer than 15 centimeters with yellow/green bands and a red head. 

When it becomes an adult, this caterpillar morphs into a gray and white moth! 

Try not to let its bright colors fool you, as this caterpillar will bite! 

Frangipani Caterpillar - Wildlife Fact

Red-eyed treefrogs use their green bodies to camouflage among trees during the day. They keep their eyes closed to appear completely green and hide from larger predators. 

When a predator approaches, they open their red eyes to surprise it and provide the frog time to run away! 

Red-eyed Treefrog - Wildlife Fact

The banana spider - also known as the golden ord-weaver spider - is found in warm regions. While this spider may look big and scary, it is actually quite shy and not considered dangerous to humans. But we should be respectful and not catch them. 

Can you see the little reddish-orange dot on this banana spider? That is a male banana spider!! The males are much smaller than the larger females.

Banana Spider - Wildlife Fact

Slime molds are nature's true TRANSFORMERS.

What you see here isn't just one slime mold, but thousands (maybe even millions) of slime mold cells coming together to create one giant slime mold transformer. Most of their lives, slime molds live as a single cell on the forest floor. When resources (food, water) begin to run out, the single cells will come together to create spores. Spores are slime mold versions of seeds. They then use the wind to be carried to another location!

Slime Mold - Wildlife Fact

Glass frogs receive their name from their translucent skin. These tiny frogs are usually less than an inch long!  

A naturalist may even see the frog's internal organs when viewed from underneath due to its translucent skin. 

The Ghost glass frog's range includes Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. 

Glass Frog - Wildlife Fact

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