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Sierpe Mangrove Forest

The Forest Growing in the Ocean

Down in the Southern Pacific Lowlands, the Sierpe River winds through a tidal estuary of bizarre habitat: a Mangrove Forest.

Mangrove trees grow in tidal zones, with their trunks sprouting directly out of the sea at high tide. Anchored in the mud, their roots create a living jungle gym accessible only by boat.

The Sierpe Mangrove Wetland is the largest protected mangrove forest in the world. Kayaking is a great way to experience this unique ecosystem, and a good opportunity to see sloths, anteaters, rare birds, and crocodiles.

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