Camera traps laid on a wildlife trail in Fundación Jocotoco’s Tapichalaca Reserve have captured the wanderings of Spectacled Bear cubs growing up on the high eastern slopes of the Andes. One curious cub with an almost ‘Harry Potter scar’ markings appears to investigate one of the cameras, even pulling quite an amusing face after the initial ‘selfie’.
The camera traps also captured images of the Globally Threatened Bearded Guan, which can only be found in the Andean forests of southern Ecuador and northern Peru.
Tapichalaca is one of nine reserves owned and protected by Jocotoco, established in 1997 following the discovery of the Jocotoco Antpitta. It is home to more than 10 Near Threatened and endemic bird species, as well as 29 orchid species that can’t be found anywhere else in the world and 12 Globally Threatened frog species.
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