Geoffroy’s Tamarin Saguinus geoffroyi Photo by Doug Weschler Geoffroy’s Tamarin, known locally in Panama as “mono tití,” is Central America’s only tamarin species and Panama’s smallest monkey, around the size of a squirrel.

Lesser CapybaraHydrochoerus isthmius The semiaquatic Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) of South America is iconic as the world’s largest species of rodent. Perhaps less familiar is the other species of capybara, the Lesser Capybara, which

Orange Nectar Bat Lonchophylla robusta Photo by David Tipling   The Orange Nectar Bat is a common species of mid-elevation rainforests and a regular nighttime visitor to the Canopy Lodge hummingbird feeders! This

Rothschild’s PorcupineCoendou rothschildi Photo by Danilo Rodriguez, Jr.   The Rothschild’s Porcupine is a mysterious animal in many ways. An uncommon and nocturnal species, it has barely been studied in the field and

Common Tent-making Bat Uroderma bilobatum The Common Tent-making Bat is a common forest species of the lowlands of Central and South America. It is a member of the family Phyllostomidae, the New World

Silky Anteater Cyclopes didactylus Photo by Domiciano Alveo Also known as the Pygmy Anteater, the Silky Anteater is the smallest anteater on Earth. It is truly tiny: only 20 cm in body length

Variegated Squirrel Sciurus variegatoides Photo by Uwe Speck   A large and extremely variable species, the Variegated Squirrel is one of Central America’s well-known critters. This squirrel is well named, and comes in

Panamanian Night Monkey Aotus zonalis Photo by Carlos Bethancourt   The night monkeys, also known as owl monkeys or douroucoulis, are assigned to the genus Aotus. They are the only truly nocturnal monkeys. Though

Central American Woolly Opossum Caluromys derbianus Photo by Uwe Speck The Central American Woolly Opossum is a medium-sized marsupial of the rainforests of Central America and northwestern South America. In comparison to other

Neotropical River Otter Lontra longicaudis Photo by David Tipling Similar in appearance to its close cousins, the Northern and Southern River Otters, the Neotropical River Otter is 90-150 cm in length—its long, tapered