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TAPICARAS

Tapicaras (Silky Anteaters) on BCI

Tapaicaras, or silky anteaters, are very hard to see in the forest
because they are small and curl up in a ball to sleep all day.

[TapicaraMom]

Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, 2000

Bonifacio de Leon is a friend who is very good at finding tapicaras.
These photos show him with a mother tapicara and baby that he found
while Greg and I were in Panama.

[Bonifacio&tapicara]

Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, 2000

The baby is hanging onto the mother's back and is pale grey in color,
while the mother is more golden.

[TapicaraMom/Babe]

Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, 2000



They have very soft and shiny, silky fur.   The baby is wrapped
cross-wise around the mother's middle, on her back, and with its tail
all wrapped around her too.

 [TapicaraBaby]

Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, 2000



How can Mom climb while carrying this load?

[HoldingOn]

Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, 2000


This was a very sleeepy baby and hardly opened his eyes at all.

[Sleepy Baby]

Jacalyn Giacalone Willis, 2000

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