With the highest known concentration of jaguars, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is also known as the Jaguar Preserve. There are three other types of wild cats at Cockscomb in addition to the jaguar – the ocelot, the margay, and the jaguarundi. Other mammals include: tayra (like a weasel), otter, coati, kinkajou, brocket deer, peccary, agouti, paca, anteater, and armadillo. The largest mammal is the tapir, which can weigh up to 600 pounds. There are almost 300 species of birds at Cockscomb, plus red-eyed tree frogs, boa constrictors, fer-de-lance (very poisonous snake) and iguanas.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1986. There are 100,000 protecte...Read More