For the past 5 years we have been using trophy cams as our quiet guide in the jungle.
In the interior of Kabalebo Nature Resort we have spotted over more than 35 mammals, 30 reptiles and 300 birds, just to name a few.
Of course, there are animals that aren't seen quite often and here are some of them.
Tayra's (Eira Barbara) are one of those travelers in the jungle you barely see. When spotted they quickly hop or jump into the nearest dense bushes, leaving only a mark in your memory.
Even though Tayra's are quite common residents, they seldom show up out in the open. They are seen travelling either alone or as a couple. Here you see how an average Tayra looks like; slender blackish body with a grey head.
This Tayra wasn't walking alone.
Another Tayra accompanied it. This one had a complete whitish look. A rare appearance as it was also the first time we spotted an albino type at Kabalebo.
Another member of the weasel family, seen passing by in front of the trophy camera, was the Greater Grison (Galictis vittata).
It was also the first time spotted in the area of Kabalebo. Compared with the Tayra, the Greater Grison has shorter legs and a short bushy tail. A narrow whitish stripe is also seen, which separates the dark from the light fur.
Just like the Tayra, the Greater Grison is a resident of the Amazon, often near rivers and streams. The trophy cam was 300 meters away from the Kabalebo River.
This newsletter was written and directed by Armida Madngisa.