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After its nap, the two-toed Sloth start crawling up higher, looking for branches that connected, and using the palm leaves to get to the power line. At least that’s what we thought, that he was planning on going across the power line, because we have seen this species use the wire as a way to get access to to some of the trees where they feed near the main building or just to move from one patch of forest to another, but…
In the end the sloth had something different in mind. He successfully accessed the power line and then went on to the next palm tree. Why? We are not sure, but we chose to move away and let it make its way alone. A few minutes later I went back to look for it and could not find it.
We invite scientists from the Bocas del Toro Research Station of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute to come out to Tranquilo Bay and do their research. On March 9, we had a group of three scientists come out to take some photos and videos of the poison dart frogs interacting with robot frogs. They put a number of colored robot morphs in play with our resident frogs to see the interaction between the real frog and the robot. The real frog did not enjoy any other frogs moving in on his territory. We hope you enjoy the video they shared with us as much as we have.
This quick video shows you a Poison-dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) male singing a love song on Popa Island. While Natalia was making the video, a hummingbird (female Crowned Woodnymph) came to check on us, unfortunately she could not get her in the video.
Sometimes we capture some pretty cool little clips that we would like to share with you, but we are not ready for a full video. So, to pass on the cool stuff, we are introducing Bocas Shorts – a video series that is well under a minute yet gives you a quick glimpse into some thing uniquely Bocas del Toro, Panama. Here is episode 1 where we show you how a Ngabe woman begins processing the leaves she uses to ultimately make a chacara.
Wasps are insects that can bring mixed feelings, but having a close look at them, proves they are very interesting creatures. This video shows the way they take care of their offspring. By flapping their wings to reduce the temperature inside the nest, they protect the young inside the nest. Animals are not as dangerous as we night think. Respect and distance are the key to living in harmony with all the Earth’s creatures.
Daniel collected a number of birds from Ramon & Natalia’s video collection that enjoy eating one specific berry. Six species – one tree all within less than a minute. We have planted many of these trees around Tranquilo Bay because the birds love them. Enjoy.
Daniel pulled together some landscapes from the different activities and excursions at Tranquilo Bay and within Bocas del Toro. These are but a sample of what you might experience during your time at the lodge.
Ramon found a particular spot that the Three-wattled Bellbird enjoys. He went back time and again to get some footage of this guy. In this short video he was able to film the bellbird preparing himself to call and then making the call.
Today’s video takes us to the Green Acres’ Chocolate Farm. These two frogs spent a little time getting to know each other a bit better. One never knows which adventure we will find as we explore Bocas del Toro, Panama.