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Published on January 1st, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT PANAMA

Panama is all about surf, sun and most importantly, SLOTHS! There’s also plenty of adventuring to be done. Here’s some facty things to get you excited. 

1. SQUARE TREES

Panama’s Valley of Square Trees is named for the many trees that grow with square trunks

2. NATURAL DEFENCE

Panama City’s Ancon Hill used to serve a protection from pirates and invaders

3. BIRD BONANZA

Panama is home to more bird species than Canada and USA combined

4. UNIQUE SUNSET

Panama is the only country in the world where you can see the sun rise in the Pacific and set in the Atlantic

5. GREEN CITY

Panama City is the only capital city in the world to have a rainforest within its city limits

6. HAT HOAX

Panama hats do not come from Panama

7. DUEL CURRENCY

Apart from the US Dollar, the ‘Panamanian Balboa’ is also an acceptable currency

8. SEMAPHORE FROGS

Panamanian Golden Frogs use sign language to communicate with each other

9. WIND BENEATH MY WINGS

Panama’s national bird, the Harpy Eagle has a huge wingspan of 2 metres.

10. SECRETIVE SLOTH

The rare Pygmy three-toed sloth is only found on Panama’s tiny Isla Escudo de Veraguas

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