Puma concolor, cougar, mountain lion in Mayan stories   My first experience with a cougar (Puma concolor), mountain lion, in Belize While leading a group of tourists to learn about the Mayan ruins of Belize and adjacent Peten, we heard about a local

Two species of peccary occupy the Mayan areas of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize Peccary are common in many parts of Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo, El Peten, and Belize. There are two species, collared peccary, Pecari tajacu and the slightly larger white–lipped peccary, Tayassu pecari.   Tayassu

Getting close and personal with a jaguarundi, Puma yagouaroundi in Guatemala, to research for a female Mayan comic book character Getting to know the personality of a jaguarundi, onza, in Guatemala The first jaguarundi that I saw was in the ZooMAT, Tuxtla

Learning about jaguar cubs by interacting with them in-person   Learning about Jaguars in Guatemala My goal is not to be an animal trainer; my interest is to have each different species of animals train me. I wish to learn how the animals think,

Gray fox, Urocyon cinereoargenteus, lives in trees in addition to on the ground Do foxes really live in trees? Having been raised in the Ozark Mountain area of Missouri, I have seen foxes wandering around as a child. At age 19, I

One species of healthy-sized anteaters live in the trees of Guatemala and Mexico There are dozens of excellent companies producing animated films. There are thousands of capable animators. At the recent SIGGRAPH 2015 expo in Los Angeles there were probably a