Monday, September 23, 2013

Acrobatic Olngo

This olingo has figured out how to climb  down a wire and reach down for a drink from a hummingbird feeder.  Olingos like to eat fruit and drink nectar, so the sugary water in a hummingbird feeder is a treat for the olingo.

The largest of the four species of olingos is the northern olingo.  Their range is from Nicaragua to Panama, with Costa Rica in the middle.  They are typically 15 to 19 inches (37 - 47 cm), plus a tail that is about the length of their body.

This week we are showing photos of an old cemetery and ruins of an old Friary on the Hill of Slane, Ireland, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

8 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Just as clever as the squirrels at my veranda!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, what an acrobat!

Judy said...

Good way to stretch the back too.

glenda said...

Wow he is very determined!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, what a cute and clever little guy!

Jack said...

An olingo? That is a new one.

Dave, you would love the High Line. There was an elevated railroad line along Tenth Ave. The train became obsolete and was shut down. After prompting by neighborhood advocates, the City planted gardens for maybe 15 blocks. The High Line has been a big hit, and is now one of the City's biggest attractions.

Kate said...

They're as agile as squirrels!

JM said...

What a great timing, Dave! Lovely shot of the acrobat Olingo.

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