Animals of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

Estacion Biologica FUNDECI/GAIA

Order Carnivora

Southern Spotted Skunk Spilogale angustifrons

The southern spotted skunk (Spilogale angustifrons) in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, Nicaragua.

Spilogale angustifrons Nicaragua

Southern Spotted Skunk

animals in Nicaragua

This southern spotted skunk (Spilogale angustifrons) was captured in a Tomahawk trap, behind Estación Biológica Laguna de Apoyo. This species is common in the area, likely feeding on the abundant mouse population in the area.

wildlife photography Nicaragua

nature photography Nicaragua

Sciurus variegatoides

Sciurus variegatoides

Animals of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

Our blog entry 1 on variegated squirrels

Our blog entry 2 on variegated squirrels

In Defense of Nature


Scuba Diving in Lake Apoyo

Laguna de Apoyo

Apoyo Spanish School


email us

wildlife Nicaragua

The environment of Laguna de Apoyo is natural and nearly unspoiled.


Sciurus variegatoides

Seed collection is performed locally to promote the conservation of local genetic varieties in natural forest restoration.


jungle tours Nicaragua

The forest in side the crater in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve contains dozens of reptile species.


variegated squirrel Nicaragua

Thanks to the efforts of FUNDECI/GAIA and the contributions of visitors to Estación Biológica, these children can attend the new, beautiful "Heroes y Mártires de Xiloá" school near the shore of Laguna de Xiloá in Chiltepe Peninsula Nature Reserve


squirrels in Nicaragua

Field identification of the reptiles of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

wildlife Nicaragua

Many species of snakes are common in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

nature tours Nicaragua

This tiny snake, Tantilla armillata, was the first to be found in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve