Monday, September 28, 2009

Beautiful Costa Rican Butterflies

Here is more beautiful wildlife from Costa Rica. Mom saw lots of Butterflies and here are some she caught shots of. And some were just too fast to catch on camera!

Great Owl Butterfly


Banded Peacock Butterfly


Small Postman Butterfly


Giant Silk Moth

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Two Toes & Some Algae!

Today I would like to present a very interesting new animal friend also from Costa Rica. It is the Two-Toed Sloth!
This mama Sloth and her baby were hanging out up in a tree, right outside of mom's hut in the Tortuguero rainforest.

This Sloth has two toes or actually two claws so they can easily hang from the tree canopy.
They are very lethargic and move very slowly. They eat various tree leaves, and digest their food very slowly.

And guess what? They only come down to the ground once a week to poop! Just think how much less litter my mom would have to buy for my litter box, if I was like a Sloth!

The mama Sloth will teach her new baby what to eat for a few months, and then will leave the baby on it's own to learn how to fend for itself.
This Sloth also has specialized fur that enables algae to grow in it, which helps in camouflaging them. I sure am glad my furs are pristine and are algae-free! Algae is not for me!

Thanks mom, for finding me these new interesting Sloth friends!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Spoon it Up!

Continuing on with mom's Big World Report from Costa Rica, here we have the only large pink bird found in Costa Rica! It is the Roseate Spoonbill.

What an elegant bird this is and what a great concept to have a "Spoon-Bill"!

Mom saw a flock of them on her canal boat ride, and said they were very beautiful. The tour guide said they like it when boats go by because......

......it stirs up the bottom of the canal, so they can find food more easily. And all they do it just "Spoon up their Supper"!

Mom said it was an amazing sight to see all the pink Spoonbills up in a tree too.

And, what makes it more special, is they hollered down from the tree at mom, and said:
"Of course we want to be JB's friends! We feel honored to know the world renowned Cat, JB"


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