Discovery alert! While on the Aguas Frias trail, TMA staff members Hannah and Marquez and intern Cassandra came across an injured Brown Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys annulate), considered Endangered in Ecuador. This little guy was found at approximately 500 meters in altitude, and got a free stay at the Bamboo House during his two-day nursing period. He was released back into the wild in the Camarones River.
The Brown Wood Turtle has been spotted only once before at the Jama-Coaque Reserve, and are small; full grown adults are approximately nine centimeters long.