Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby margay

This is a change of pace from the usual pictures that I post of the beach, village life, or even animals in the wild. This is a photo of a margay in the Las Pumas Rescue Center. Margays are the size of a large house cat. They forage in the forest for small rodents.

The Las Pumas Rescue Center is a place where animals who have been injured or who otherwise would not be able to survive in the wild are cared for and fed until they can be reintroduced to the wild. If the animals will not have a good chance of survival, they are cred for at the Center.

Las Pumas Rescue Center was founded by a Swiss woman who fell in love with Costa Rica, Lily Bodner de Hagnauer. She passed away in 2001, but the Center continues her noble work. She started caring for animals, the the Center just grew. The Center welcomes visitors who are on wildlife float trips on the nearby Corobici River and also welcomes donations.

We have photos of Easter Island on our Viva la Voyage travel photos site this week.

7 comments:

brattcat said...

what an exquisite creature.

Sharon said...

I think Julie and I visited here when I was there with Julie. We saw all kinds of animals there. This fellow is beautiful.

Kate said...

Such a beautiful animal! Rescue agencies are so critical to animal survival in many places.

Jarart said...

What a beautiful creature! Those huge dark eyes are mesmerizing.

Rob and Mandy said...

He's a beauty!

Lois said...

What a wonderful place! That is one cute little animal.

Jack said...

Yes, animal rescue operations are vital. I admire people who put the time, effort and money into them.

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