The sun was setting in a rainforest in Costa Rica.
Parrots were squawking as they flew home to sleep for the night.
A young coati named Pizotito was not sleepy, as he explained to his mother.
Coatis sleep at night in the trees.
After his family was asleep, Pizotito climbed down the tree to explore the forest.
He was surprised to meet an animal he had never seen before.
Her name was Paquita and she was a paca.
Pacas are nocturnal. They sleep during the day and are awake at night.
Paquita took Pizotito to meet some of her friends in the frog swamp.
Who else do Pizotito and Paquita meet in the rainforest?
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Jennifer Powers is an ecologist at the University of Minnesota, United States. She has been studying tropical forest ecology in Costa Rica and other countries since 1995.