My husband and I just spent 5 months volunteering around South America. We volunteered in 4 different organizations from Costa Rica, to Ecuador, and Brazil. We saw so many incredible things every single day, it really blew my mind!

I have always loved animals and I knew there was amazing biodiversity in the world, but getting to experience it first hand was such an incredible experience! On an almost daily basis, I would exclaim "Oh my goodness!" out of shock and excitement at what incredible things I had stumbled upon in the jungle! I have been recording videos throughout our whole trip, and you can see them on my Youtube channel below.

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#1 The World's Smallest Monkey! Pygmy Marmoset

The World's Smallest Monkey! Pygmy Marmoset

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10 months ago

Go to 14:32 to see video of this little cutie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wAjQSa52bw&t=350s

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#2 Beautiful Green Butterfly!

Beautiful Green Butterfly!

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Galaxii 10 months ago

Beautiful. Those wings are like emerald.

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#3 A Baby Peccary!

A Baby Peccary!

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Kim Smith 10 months ago

Him is cute!! I bet he will be a truffle sniffer...

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#4 A Pineapple Plant!!

A Pineapple Plant!!

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TC 10 months ago

I thought they came from supermarkets...

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#5 Beautiful Green-Headed Tanager!

Beautiful Green-Headed Tanager!

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10 months ago

Go to 1:33 and 2:57 to see this stunning bird in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0CdRM3y7ik&t=10s

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#6 Grasshopper That Looks Like Tree Bark!

Grasshopper That Looks Like Tree Bark!

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Laugh Fan 10 months ago

Yep, definitely looks like tree bark. Spent a few seconds looking for the grasshopper...

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#7 Adorable Tiny Mushrooms That Start Growing From Under Trees!

Adorable Tiny Mushrooms That Start Growing From Under Trees!

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Heather Kong 10 months ago

Like so many little lamps!

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#8 A Mushroom That Looks Like A Net!

A Mushroom That Looks Like A Net!

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Alia Ris 10 months ago

*trypophobia activated*

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#9 A Blond-Crested Woodpecker!

A Blond-Crested Woodpecker!

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LOttawa 10 months ago

He's rocking that mohawk.

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#10 A Butterfly With The Number 89 On The Wings!

A Butterfly With The Number 89 On The Wings!

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João Ferreira 10 months ago

I can only see 88, should I wait a bit more?

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#11 A Worm The Size Of A Snake!

A Worm The Size Of A Snake!

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Heather Kong 10 months ago

Holy shit!

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#12 A Red Eyed Tree Frog!

A Red Eyed Tree Frog!

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Abhisek Chakraborty 10 months ago

I read somewhere that more the colors, more the venom!

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#13 Beautiful Blue And Green Grasshopper That Looks Like A Crossbow!

Beautiful Blue And Green Grasshopper That Looks Like A Crossbow!

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Just a Purpler 10 months ago

Looks like an attempt at being a ballerina to me lol

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#14 A Gigantic Tree With Crazy Roots!

A Gigantic Tree With Crazy Roots!

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BeenElle 10 months ago

Wow. Anyone know what kind of tree this is?

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#15 Montezuma Oropendola A Bird That Sounds Like A Space Ship!

Montezuma Oropendola A Bird That Sounds Like A Space Ship!

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Karasi Mills 10 months ago

These are my favorite! Do you see their hanging nests?

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#16 A Whole Colony Of Shiny Blue Beetles!

A Whole Colony Of Shiny Blue Beetles!

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Jessica Temple 10 months ago

They're beautiful at a distance

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#17 A Butterfly I Have Named The "Sad Face Butterfly"

A Butterfly I Have Named The "Sad Face Butterfly"

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Galaxii 10 months ago

;-;

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#18 2 Inch Bullet Ants! Climbing All Over Your Laundry....

2 Inch Bullet Ants! Climbing All Over Your Laundry....

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Kjorn 10 months ago

i think they're called bullet ant because their stings hurt like if you've been shot

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#19 Gigantic Colourful Millipede, As Wide As Your Finger And 6 Inches Long!

Gigantic Colourful Millipede, As Wide As Your Finger And 6 Inches Long!

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Nanni 17 10 months ago

Hell no no no!

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#20 Jet-Black Grasshopper With Bright Red Eyes!

Jet-Black Grasshopper With Bright Red Eyes!

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glowworm2 10 months ago

That is one stunning grasshopper.

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#21 Tarantula Bigger Than Your Hand!

Tarantula Bigger Than Your Hand!

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K. LNU 10 months ago

Nope. Nope. Nope!

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#22 A Crazy Looking Green And Orange Bug!

A Crazy Looking Green And Orange Bug!

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Purple light 10 months ago

The part on the right looks a bit like a duck's head

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#23 A Flightless Wasp! I Didn't Know That Was A Thing Before!

A Flightless Wasp! I Didn't Know That Was A Thing Before!

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Cassie 10 months ago

We have flightless wasps in the US commonly known as "cow killer ants" or "velvet ants".

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#24 Beautiful Yellow Bug With Spotted Underbelly!

Beautiful Yellow Bug With Spotted Underbelly!

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Kim Smith 10 months ago

Now, this one is kinda cute.

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#25 A Man-Sized Caiman!

A Man-Sized Caiman!

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irenetheavocado 10 months ago

Is that water murky from blood?

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#26 Crazy Tim Burton Looking Spider, With Legs Longer Than Your Fingers!

Crazy Tim Burton Looking Spider, With Legs Longer Than Your Fingers!

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Nanni 17 10 months ago

Midnight, I tell you! Midnight! :D

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#27 A Creature Straight Out Of Harry Potter!

A Creature Straight Out Of Harry Potter!

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Mama Panda 10 months ago

*faints*

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#28 A Green Anaconda! With A Head As Big As Your Hand!

A Green Anaconda! With A Head As Big As Your Hand!

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Catcute 11 10 months ago

That anaconda don’t want none.

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#29 A Crazy Spider That Looks Like A Skull!

A Crazy Spider That Looks Like A Skull!

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Olle Dufeutrelle 10 months ago

The Zelda references...

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