The Lowland Tapir is the largest mammalliving in the Amazon Rainforest, it feeds on fresh and young leaves and visit forest clay licks.
The White-bellied Spider Monkey (Ateles belzebuth), also known as the white-fronted or long-haired spider monkey, is an endangered species of spider monkey, a type of New World monkey. It is found in the north-western Amazon in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Brazil, ranging as far south as the lower Ucayali River and as far east as the Branco River. Over the last 45 years (3 generations), the population has declined by approximately 50% due to habitat loss and hunting. Because of this, A. belzebuth is listed as endangered by the IUCN. Wikipedia
Nine-banded Armadillo. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.
Shiripuno Lodge – The Yasuni Biosphere Reserve is home pumas, jaguars, ocelotes, jaguarundy impressive density.
Squirrel Monkeys are New World monkeys of the genus Saimiri. They are the only genus in the subfamily Saimirinae. The name of the genus is of Tupi origin (sai-mirim or gai-mbirin < sai 'monkey' and mirim 'small') and was also used as an English name by early researchers. Wikipedia
Shiripuno Lodge – Frugivores very important in the forest, they play a dispesing seed for many trees, liana, epifitas and other plants use Common Woolly Monkey.
Shiripuno Lodge – Peccary Pit Hole in the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.
Noisy Night Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador
Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador
Napo Saky Monkey. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador
Giant Anteater. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve in Ecuador.
The pygmy marmoset is a small species of New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. The species is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world, at just over 100 grams. Wikipedia
Frogs & Reptiles of the Rainforest
A new species of the hylid frog genus Osteocephalus from the upper Amazon Basin
of Ecuador and Pen! is described. It most closely resembles 0, planiceps, but it differs in the
absence of pale stripes on the heels and above the vent, in being smaller, and lacking brown spots
on the Hanks. The new species, O. yasuni, is unique within Osteocephalus in having extensive yellow
The Smooth-fronted Caiman likes to eat catfish.
Hypsiboans Tree Frog ~ Shiripuno Lodge ~ Amazon Herping Week
Bushmaster molting: notice the whitish eye. Yasuni Biosphere Reserve. Photo by our guide Daniel Hicks
Boa Constrictor resting in front of amazon explorers, Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.
Shiripuno Lodge ~ The Amazon Horned Rain Frog, it’s a ground-dweller amphibian using its camouflage waits for its prey to pass by, the sit-and-wait technique is used by many species of the Amazon Rainforest.
Calico is ground-dwelling snake, found in the flooded forest of the Yasuni Biosphere Reserve.