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November 17, 2017 2

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">2</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> The armadillo, a creature that seems to have walked straight out of a science fiction movie with its oddities and clumsy gait


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November 14, 2017 3

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">3</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> This species, distributed from Venezuela to Bolivia along the flanks of the Andes, between 500 and 2,400 metres above sea level, is characterised by having a marked sexual dimorphism.


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October 23, 2017 4

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">2</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> Butterflies form part of the Lepidoptera order. In Ecuador alone, there are 4,000 distinct species.


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October 19, 2017 0

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">5</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> Epibatidine is a toxic compound that works as a defence mechanism for poison frogs


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March 24, 2017 0

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">2</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> The most common species, and one that can always be observed at Mashpi as it frequents the feeders to steal fruit, is the tayra.



February 1, 2017 2

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">4</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> Of the different types of amphibians [link to intro to amphibs] the order of the Anuras is especially interesting and charismatic. Anura means “without tail” and refers to toads and frogs.


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February 1, 2017 0

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">2</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> Hummingbirds are tireless fairies, in charge of the flowers of the forest. These pollinators with their hurried jig of metallic colours hold impressive secrets.


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January 1, 2017 0

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">2</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> The world of small lizards is huge, with around 6,000 species that have populated the planet for the last 220 million years.


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January 1, 2017 0

<span class="rt-reading-time" style="display: block;"><span class="rt-label rt-prefix">Reading Time: </span> <span class="rt-time">2</span> <span class="rt-label rt-postfix">minutes</span></span> In Ecuador there are nine families of rodent with 106 species. In the northwest at least 30 native species have been found.


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