The Ecuadorian highlands "Oso"
As Forgotten Natures first project, we teamed up with Randers Tropical Zoo in Denmark. We wanted to purchase some untouched rainforrest next to their nature reserve Bigai. It is situated in the ecuadorian highlands east of the andes, close to the national park Sumaco. In this area, the biodiversity is one of the highest in all of south america & earth. It is threatened daily by Farming, gravel pits, illegal lumbering and poaching of wildlife.
In August 2020, Forgotten Nature bought the first piece of raiforest - 140 hectare of untouched land.
Another 200 hectare of untouched rainforest was purchased in october 2021. Thanks to all the donations we received the same year.
Some of the animals living in Oso
The well known Jaguar, is the third largest cat in…Read more
The well known Jaguar, is the third largest cat in the world. They vary a lot in size, but very big males of 158kg have been recorded. There is two color variations of the Jaguar, the normal spotted form and the well known black form, which is called a panther.
This elusive cat ranges from northern central america and all the way down to paraguay in south america.
The population of the Jaguar have been declining tremendously because of agriculture and illegal hunting for skin and bones. It is now listed as a threatened species.
luckily we have had several sightings of jaguars on trail cameras set up by our Neighbor forest Bigai.
Oso is home to one of the most notorious species…Read more
Oso is home to one of the most notorious species of southamerican snakes – The Bushmaster. This is the biggest species of all the vipers in the world, and can grow to an impressive size of 3-4 meters in length.
As with other snakes in Oso, these bushmaster have an important place in the whole ecosystem, and is keeping the small mammal and bird population down.
The bullet Ant is a large species of ant that…Read more
The bullet Ant is a large species of ant that inhabits the rainforests of central and south america.
It is a well known animal in the Ecuadorian rainforests and is feared because of their incredible painfull sting. It is said to be just as painfull as if you were shot by a real bullet.
The nests are placed in the base of a tree, where up to 2000 workers daily forage its arboreal surroundings, to bring back nectar or live prey.