ocelotx3While turtles are obviously a primary focus here at Reserva Playa Tortuga, we also take our role as stewards of the environment and all its inhabitants very seriously. This is why we have other programs in place, such as the crocodilian study, the butterfly garden and the education programs, and our mammal studies.

We have game cameras placed around the reserve in order to help track what mammals are in our area. We recently captured footage of ocelots — a nocturnal animal that is not usually seen. Ocelots have unfortunately faced many challenges, from fur trade to habitat destruction.

It’s so exciting to see them at Reserva Playa Tortuga!