Orchid heaven at the @kewgardens 🌸🌸🌸
Did you have a chance to visit the annual orchid exhibition at the Kew this year? More details at purpurpurpur.co.uk, link in bio 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻
Fantastic tropical display celebrated Costa Rica’s biodiversity, bright colours and vibrant flora. Why Costa Rica? Well, this country is home to over 1600 different species orchids, can you believe that number! Also the scientists from Jardín Botánico Lankester, in Cartago, Costa Rica, are conducting the genetic studies of those plants in collaboration with Kew Garden.
And – you’ll be surprised – the fauna is present too! Fantastic displays showcased different animals and birds native to Costa Rica in their natural environment. Those included two species of sloth, four species of sea turtles, Honduran white bat, snakes, jaguar, monkeys and quetzal, a gorgeous brightly feathered bird native to Central America, and sadly the golden toad that has been last seen in 1989 and was declared extinct in 2001.
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