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Crimson Forest: A Vampire Tale

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 30, 2017 2:28:50 PM / by Paul Bertner posted in Bizarre animal behavior, Amazon, Tambopata National Reserve, rainforest parasitism, collared peccary, vampire bat

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I hadn’t originally intended to cover vampire bat facts in one of these blog instalments; however, when I saw the fascinating and unique footage (perhaps representing the only footage of parasitization of a wild host - a collared peccary) on one of my camera traps at Tambopata Research Center, in the Tambopata National Reserve, I needed no encouragement to pivot from my originally scheduled content.

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Insane in the Membracidae: Discovering Mutualism between Ants and Treehoppers

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Bertner posted in Insects, Bizarre animal behavior, Amazon

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When you think of the Amazon Rainforest – what do you think of? Usually, the rainforest comes to us in images of color, biodiversity and an exoticness which echoes in our imaginations.  We often think of fauna or birds – colorful macaws and mysterious jaguars.

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What the heck is going on in this picture?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2013 9:00:00 AM / by Phil Torres posted in amphibians, Bizarre animal behavior, cane toad eating a bat, toad predation on a bat, bats, rainforest wildlife

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This toad appears to be a fan of Star Wars... or is it using blinders...? or does it have giant ears...? or what is that sticking out of its mouth!?


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