Endangered big cats captured at the Refugio Tinti

Alexander Tinti | August 18, 2021

Being a wildlife sanctuary and having the goal to create habitats for as many animal species as possible, sightings of new species are always an exciting event. The University of Costa Rica is monitoring the animal species living at the Refugio with camera traps. This time the ‘harvest’ was particularly exciting: besides the usual peccaries, koaties, ant eaters, tyras, currassows and many others, they captured ozelot, puma and jaguarundi – three big cats that are already threatened by extinction in Costa Rica.

Some of the shots the camera trap could capture are below.

silhouette of a jaguarundi in the back
ozelot
ozelot
puma