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el yunque rain forest

El Yunque National Rainforest

What do beautiful vistas, rushing streams, green ferns, colorful orchids, millions of tiny Coquí frogs, and striking waterfalls have in common? They can all be found at the El Yunque tropical rainforest. Nestled on the eastern side of the Luquillo Mountains, El Yunque covers nearly 29,000 acres and reaches elevations of more than 3,500 ft.  The average year-round temperature is a pleasant 73° F, making any day a good day to visit. It is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park System and,…

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Coquí Frog

Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog

Puerto Rico’s Unofficial Mascot – The Coqui Frog “Coquí is the popular name given to a genus of frogs (Eleutherodactylus) endemic to the island of Puerto Rico. They are a genus of frog that do not go through metamorphosis or have webbed feet. In our island, 17 different species of Eleutherodactylus (coqui), live in the island, and only the males of the Common Coqui and the Mountain Coqui species, sing co-qui!” – says Melissa Rosario of Luquillo Puerto Rico. A Coquí is a tiny tree…

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