The Atlas Obscura Guide To Panama
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Updated May 6, 2022
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Monkeys Love Their Alcohol
But proving the “drunken monkey” hypothesis has been an exhausting—and messy—endeavor.
by Sarah Durn
These Ants in Panama Are Masters of Damage Control
An incident with a slingshot led scientists to a greater understanding of the relationship between the insects and their host trees.
by Jonathan Moens
The Secret History of Panamá’s Most Colorful Clothes
In Guna Yala, indigenous women sew stories of legend, revolution, and even Minnie Mouse into the elaborate textiles known as molas.
by Sarah Durn
How to Build an Island
All you need is a dream, investors with deep pockets, and concrete. A lot of concrete.
by Alastair Bonnett
Biologists in Panama Eavesdrop on Manatees for Their Own Good
In the murky waters of Bocas del Toro, you can't see the manatees, but you can hear them.
by Sabrina Imbler
Urban Frogs Make More Attractive Mating Calls
Yo! The old tale of city-frog, country-frog now has a decisive winner.
by Matthew Taub