Scientific Papers

First record of jaguar (Panthera onca) predation on a loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Herein, we present the first documented record of the predation of a loggerhead by a jaguar in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

Relative abundance and activity patterns of terrestrial mammalian species in Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica

Click here: Relatively little information has been generated regarding the mammal diversity of Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica. This study assessed relative abundance and activity patterns of some terrestrial mammalian species. We used ten camera traps distributed within the refuge, during 2014. After a total of 1 611 camera trap nights, we identified

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) scavenging at green turtle (Chelonia mydas) carcasses in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Herein, we report two observations in which a King Vulture was seen scavenging from green turtle carcasses in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

First record of a marine turtle predated by a jaguar in Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica

Click here: Along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, jaguar Panthera onca predation on marine turtles had only been documented in Tortuguero National Park. It was not until 2014 that this predator-prey interaction was first recorded in Pacuare Nature Reserve. Using a camera trap, we recorded an adult jaguar female predating upon a green tur-

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

First record of Puma concolor (Carnivora: Felidae) in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: We documented the photographic evidence of a puma in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.  

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

Habitat features influencing jaguar Panthera onca (Carnivora: Felidae) occupancy in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Habitat characteristics and human activities are known to play a major role in the occupancy of jaguars Panthera onca across their range, however the key variables influencing jaguar distribution in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica, have yet to be identified. This study evaluated jaguar occupancy in Tortuguero National Park and the surrounding area.

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

Reporte de Agamia agami (Ciconiiformes: Ardeidae) y Dendrocygna autumnalis (Anseriformes: Anatidae) en el Parque Nacional Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Click here: En el 2012, durante la realización de un estudio de felinos silvestres en el Parque Nacional Tortuguero, se realizaron avistamientos esporádicos de Agamia agami y Dendrocygna autumnalis.

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

Impact of jaguar (Carnivora: Felidae) predation on marine turtle populations in Tortuguero, Caribbean coast of Costa Rica

Click here: Little is known about the effects of jaguars on the population of marine turtles nesting in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica. This study assessed jaguar predation impact on three species of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Dermochelys coriacea and Eretmochelys imbricata) that nest in Tortuguero beach. Jaguar predation data was obtained by using two

By JagTeam 2 years ago
Scientific Papers

First confirmed record of margay in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Click here: Information regarding the margay Leopardus wiedii is very scarce in Costa Rica, with most studies targeting the larger species of wild cats. Through a long-term monitoring camera trap programme, we confirmed the presence of the species in Tortuguero National Park. Thus, constituting the fourth species of felids documented in the park in addition

By JagTeam 2 years ago