Three Toed Sloth

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A Neotropical Rainforest
Rainforest Research


Tree Seedlings

Rainforest Flowers



Army Ants

Bullet Ants

Leafcutter Ants

Rhinoceros Beetle

Swallowtail Butterfly



Keel-billed Toucan

Howler Monkeys

White-faced Monkeys

Three-toed Sloth
White-lipped Peccary
Baird's Tapir

Reptiles and Amphibians:
Red-eyed Tree Frog
Poison Dart Frog
Helmeted Iguana
Eyelash Viper
Terciopelo Viper
Spectacled Caiman



Human Systems:
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Rainforest Boy
Rainforest Girl
Rainforest Research

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Michigan State University

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