Mashpi Lodge: Wildlife Gallery

Located in Chocó Rain Forest, Ecuador

The recently discovered new frog species, the Mashpi Torenteer, was discovered in a pond by lodge researchers during a nocturnal hike.

An Andean slender mouse opossum clutches the curling tendrils of its meal.

The rare Berthold false chameleon is a tree-climbing iguana that can hold onto branches with its hind legs.

A red-tailed squirrel nibbles while perched on a rock.

Tayras are expert climbers with poor eyesight that locate prey by scent. Playful and curious, they can be found in the lodge gardens and Life Center.

Four toucan species inhabit the forests surrounding Mashpi, including pale mandibled araçari like these.

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