Pico Bonito National Park Facts

Pico Bonito National Park Facts
Pico Bonito National Park is a 217.88 square mile park located in Honduras. Pico Bonito is the name of a mountain in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios mountain range, in the El Porvenir municipality near La Ceiba. Pico Bonito is included in the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, which is a natural land bridge that connects North and South America. Pico Bonito National Park is managed by the Pico Bonito National Park Foundation (FUPNAPIB). This non-profit organization works with the State Forest Administration to co-manage the park. Because of the diverse geography in Pico Bonito National Park there are many unique habitats where flora and fauna thrive.
Interesting Pico Bonito National Park Facts:
The Mesoamerican Biological Corridor (which Pico Bonito is a part of) is used by many species for migration and as much as 10% of the world's species can be found in this region.
Pico Bonito National Park is Honduras' second largest national park.
Pico Bonito National Park is bordered to its north by Dole pineapple plantations, cattle farms on its coastal plains, Rio Santiago River to its west, Cangrejal River to its east, and the Aguan Valley to its south.
There are three regions in Pico Bonito National Park where tourists can explore including Rio Zacate, Las Camelias, and area of Cangrejal River.
Rio Zacate has a lodge for tourists where they can see a variety of wildlife species from the property's trails.
Rio Zacate Waterfall is one of the landmarks in Pico Bonito National Park, reached by trail.
At Cangrejal River there is a 400 foot long hanging bridge that visitors can cross.
The mountain range that includes Pico Bonito is considered the most impressive along any coastline in South America or North America. Pico Bonito is a triangle shape that is impossible to miss.
Wildlife that can be found in Pico Bonito National Park includes white faced and howler monkeys, armadillos, wild pigs, jaguars, white tail deer, mountain lions, motmots, river otters, squirrels, and many more species.
Snakes found in Pico Bonito National Park include boas, blind snakes, two spotted snakes, blunt headed tree snakes, northern cat-eyed snakes, brown forest racers, green rat snakes, coral snakes, tiger rat snakes, jumping vipers, eyelash vipers, and hog-nosed vipers, among many others.
A variety of lizards, frogs, tree frogs, toads, and two species of turtles - the snapping turtle and the yellow-bellied slider, can be found in Pico Bonito National Park.
There have been more than 800 species of birds spotted in Honduras and half have been recorded in Pico Bonito National Park, now known as a 'birder's paradise'.
Some of the birds spotted in Pico Bonito include grebes, guans, quails, pelicans, herons, egrets, storks, waterfowl, hawks, vultures, and many more.
Lowland dry forest is scarce in Honduras but can be found in Pico Bonito National Park. This area is ideal for spotting the most rare and endangered species of the park.
Although Honduras is considered the violent country of the world due to drug traffic, there is little crime inside Pico Bonito National Park, aside from the illegal clearing of the land.

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