CriTTers: Say hello to the Spectacled Owl

The Spectacled Owl has a wise expression, which may be due to their colouring which makes it seem as if they're wearing spectacles.  These owls are not often seen as they live in heavily fores...

March 31, 2019
Lifestyle

CriTTers: Tales of the Terrapin

Everyone knows turtles to be slow, right? Wrong. Terrapins are local to Trinidad and are actually quite fast. They live in forested areas, however they're at risk due to habitat loss and the illega...

March 30, 2019
Lifestyle

CriTTers: Hunter in the sky, the White Hawk

Listen carefully in the forest and you may hear a high-pitched 'screeee', the sound of a white hawk as it patiently watches for its prey. A member of the raptor family, these powerful, far-seeing b...

March 16, 2019
Lifestyle

CriTTers: 5 reasons to love Rainbow Boas

The fear of snakes (Ophidiophobia) is said to affect one in three people worldwide, making it one of the most common phobias.  However, the beauty of these complex and critically important spe...

March 09, 2019
Lifestyle

CriTTers of T&T: All about Agoutis

During hunting season, Agoutis are often the 'wild meat' of choice for hunters. Known in Trinidad and Tobago as Dasyprocta leporina, agoutis are native to Trinidad and Tobago but are also...

February 10, 2019
Lifestyle