Marsupials of Nicaragua

Animals of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

Estacion Biologica FUNDECI/GAIA

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Common Opossum Didelphis marsupialis

The Common Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) is much less common than the Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) in Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve, Nicaragua.

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Common Opossum at Estacion Biologica, captured by Pablo Somarriba and Elmer Nicaragua, later released after identification. Photo by Jeffrey McCrary.

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Didelphis marsupialis

Marsupials in Nicaragua

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

Apoyo Spanish School


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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.


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


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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


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Field identification of the reptiles of Laguna de Apoyo Nature Reserve

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

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