Know where to look for this colorful Costa Rican native

Costa Rica is known for its variety of wildlife, but you might need to seek out some of the shyer species. The vibrantly colored red-eyed tree frog sometimes rests on the underside of large jungle leaves; gently turn a few leaves over as you’re hiking and take a peek. You might get lucky.

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