Reports by FLAAR Mesoamerica
on Flora & Fauna of Parque Nacional Yaxha Nakum Naranjo
Peten, Guatemala, Central America

Examples of high-resolution photography to assist people studying the animals of Guatemala

First Posted Dec 2, 2014

Since birds, four-footed animals, centipedes, and potentially millipedes may appear in Maya art, and as many creatures are mentioned in the Popol Vuh or in other myths or local stories, it is always a help to have a good photo archive available so that students, scholars, and interested lay people can learn about these various animals.

Since the "gray" fox is relatively common at most Maya archaeology ruins, most notable at Tikal, we felt this would be a good animal to photograph. Here you see the grey fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus hanging out in tree limbs. Yes, this fox can climb trees, as can a raccoon and many other animals at Tikal National Park.

We appreciate the hospitality of the Parque Zoológico Nacional La Aurora for facilitating our photography in Guatemala City.

Urocyon cinereoargenteus grey fox Aurora zoo image IMG 9809
Urocyon cinereoargenteus grey fox Aurora zoo photography IMG 9820

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