Although the jaguar is what the
Reserve is famous for, you will unlikely see
one because they are nocturnal. You will, however,
see lush tropical forest, many of the 300 species
of birds and indications of the 55 different
mammals that inhabit the sanctuary.
These include the endangered Scarlet
Macaw, Keel Billed Toucan, Emerald
Toucanet, and the King Vulture. The reserve is also home to an
abundance of amphibians and reptiles, including
the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. Among the mammals are coatis, tapirs, deer, otters, anteaters, armadillos,
and of course jaguars.
The forest itself is made up of a wide range
of plant species. These include some large
trees such as Ceiba, Mahogany, and Santa
A large number of orchids and bromeliads can
also be found here.
At the entrance to the park, Mayan Centre, offers for sale the typical but beautiful Mayan
wares. ** remember to bring insect repellant!!!
Visit and enjoy the Cockscomb Preserve with duPlooy Travel,
as part of a personalized "Create Your Own" Placencia Vacation or
Country-Wide Birding package.
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