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Spectacled bear

The Spectacled Bear

Spectacled bears, also known as Andean bears are a fascinating species native to South America. They are considered a vulnerable population and according to the IUCN Red List there are less than 10,000 currently in existence. Some scientists believe their numbers are closer to 2,500. The spectacled bear is the only living bear belonging to the subfamily Tremarctinae (short-faced bear) […]

El Poblado - Medellin

Medellin

Medellin is one of the most popular destinations in Colombia for locals and foreign tourists alike. Known as the “city of eternal spring” and capital of the department of Antioquia, Medellin is an absolute must-see. Sitting at an elevation of nearly 5000 feet within the Aburra Valley and surrounded by the Andes Mountains, few places offer the beauty and character […]

Playful Pink Amazon River Dolphin

The Pink River Dolphin

The pink river dolphin (amazon river dolphin) is a unique species of toothed whale that’s born gray and turns pink as it ages. It inhabits 6 countries in South America (Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela) and is the largest species of river dolphin in the world. In fact, it can reach a length of over 8 feet and […]

brown recluse spider

Colombian Spiders

With over 300 diverse ecosystems, Colombia is a perfect breeding ground for all kinds of wildlife, including spiders! That’s right, the country boasts 100’s if not 1000’s of spider species within it’s borders. Most spiders are harmless. In fact, most spiders are good because they help get rid of invasive and annoying bugs like mosquitoes and cockroaches. With that said, […]