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The Wonders of Raptors

Big, yellow eyes are the first thing you notice when you meet Luna, a spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) at the Belize Raptor Center. Like others of her species, Luna’s …
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Discovering the Mayans

The rainforest of Central America is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich locations on the planet, but it wasn’t until recently that we also realized how much …
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Spider Monkeys of Belize

Belize is home to one of the largest primates in the New World, the spider monkey (Ateles sp.). These monkeys get their name from their ability to stretch out …
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The Secret of Vanilla

Vanilla, a staple in the kitchen and a scent that reminds many of warmth and cookies, is often thought of only as the small black beans that are scraped …