Jane Goodall Goes Wild in Panama!

Jane Goodall, considered to be the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, hosted an intimate conversation with students in Panama.  The famous primatologist answered questions about the conservation of flora and fauna, sharing her wealth of experience with her young audience. 

https://www.facebook.com/ConcursoGoWildPanama

Toucan Sam

I spent a large part of my morning trying to capture a photo of this allusive toucan.  He kept flying from tree to tree, hiding out among the branches.  Finally, around noon, I spotted him in a palm tree across the street from my apartment.  It was a long shot and the photos are a little blurry, but I finally got a few shots of him.  Mr. Toucan, you are so pretty, I just wished I could get a close up of you!

Wilbur…

“How many people keep pigs as pets?”  This was the question that came to my mind when I came across this interesting scene.  The name Wilbur immediately came to mind and snatches of the novel “Charlotte’s Web” came creeping into my head.  “I wonder how much money it takes to feed a pig that size?”, was my next question.  Judging by the girth of this little piggy, I would say more than I am willing to spend.  

Traditional vs. Non-traditional Pets

I have always had a pet, or two, or three.  However, all of my pets have been canines, with an occasional goldfish thrown in now and then.  Today, some people tend to gravitate towards less conventional types of pets, choosing snakes, lizards or rats for company.  I don’t know about you, but I think I’ll stick with a simple, traditional pet, like a dog.  There is nothing quite endearing as the wag of a puppy tail.

Santa Rita Arriba, Colon

This is a view of the port of Colon  taken from the side of a cliff in Santa Rita Arriba.  Santa Rita Arriba is a small town located outside the city of Colon.  If you are interested in witnessing exotic wildlife in its natural habitat, I suggest you visit Santa Rita Arriba. There is a quaint eco-lodge called Sierra Llorona where you can spend the night and walk the nature trails that have been cut through the rain forest.  Click on the link below to see some great photographs taken in this area.

http://www.fluidr.com/places/Panama/Col%C3%B3n/Santa+Rita+Arriba/only-photos