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A Cecropia tree grows into a gap in the Panamanian rainforest.  These fast-growing trees house colonies of fierce Azteca ants that protect the tree from herbivores.

Gamboa, Panama

A Cecropia tree grows into a gap in the Panamanian rainforest. These fast-growing trees house colonies of fierce Azteca ants that protect the tree from herbivores. Gamboa, Panama

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