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El Toro Wilderness Area, Caribbean National Forest

Fact Sheet - El Toro Wilderness, Caribbean National Forest (29kb, PDF)

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The El Toro Wilderness, located within the Caribbean National Forest, is home to the Puerto Rican Parrot, one of the 10 most endangered birds in the world. A parrot aviary was established on the forest in 1972 to hatch parrot eggs and fledge the young birds in captiviity before their release into the wild.

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A Common Coqui is one of five species of Coquis ( tree frogs) that inhabit the El Toro Wilderness and Caribbean National Forest.

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The Mountain Palm, called the Sierra Palm in Spanish, is part of the lush grandeur of the tropical vegetation found on the Caribbean National Forest.

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The Caribbean National Forest is a valuable source of water for thousands of Puerto Ricans and a source for spectacular scenery.

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The Caribbean National Forest features 240 species of native trees, the largest number found on any national forest, and contains 50 varities of orchids and more than 150 species of ferns.

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Many people vist the Caribbean National Forest each year and find opportunities for recreation activities,, a feeling of solitude and serenity, adventure and a sense of self reliance.

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Last modified March 29, 2013

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