The Costa Rican Jungle


White-headed capuchin

White-headed capuchin

Our next tour stop was at a farm.  No, it wasn’t the crops we were here to see.  It was the wildlife, particularly the white-headed capuchin monkeys.  You have to be careful with these little guys, as the agitate very easily.  No sudden moves, and read the body language.  If they’ve had enough of your attention they’ll make it known.

Friendly guy

Friendly guy

Of course, it helps if you have treats for them.

Where's the food?

Where’s the food?

So don’t come empty handed.  Don’t worry.  The human residents will supply you with what our furry relatives desire.

Oh, there it is!

Oh, there it is!

Besides monkeys you may see other jungle residents, such as this white-nosed coatimundi:

White-nosed coatimundi

White-nosed coatimundi

As for what is farmed here, I assume it’s the cashew tree from how many there were.  In the following shot you can see the cashew fruit — the green-skinned cashew apple — on which is attached the cashew nut.  The nut is enclosed in the smaller, curved reddish pod.

Cashew apple and nut

Cashew apple and nut

Here is today’s photo gallery.  Click on any image below to enlarge and to bring up today’s slide show:

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