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“In 1989, my father bought a big piece of land in the northeast part of Costa Rica, to invest in the wood market: 2000 acres of tropical rainforest, including 1400 of primary forest. Little by little, he and my mother started to build a ranch, some rooms, a kitchen… until it became my family’s vacation property.
In 2001, with the help of biologist friends of the family, Jill Prutz and Thomas LaDuke, it became what is now, a biology field station, preserving more than 2000 acres of authentic tropical forest and all of its wildlife.
We named it El Zota Biological Field Station.
Throughout the years, the station has been growing, receiving students from universities all around the world, who help to research native plants, various species of insects, monkeys (we have howler monkey, spider monkey and white-faced monkey) and all kinds of scientific investigations and biology research.
El Zota shelters more than 400 species of birds, 116 species of bats, 40 different rodents, more than 25 mammals, including the jaguar and the tapir, and uncountable species of trees and flowers. El Zota is located in a very important spot for the Costa Rica’s biology research, located next to Barra del Colorado National Park and Tortuguero National Park”
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