The habitats of Guantanamo Bay are uniquely suited for research. "The base has a lot of acreage of pristine habitat," says Peter Tolson, director of conservation and research at the Toledo Zoo. Tolson, who has been a principal investigator on several projects, has been conducting studies at Guantanamo Bay for a decade. Says Tolson: "When you're up in the Cuzco Hills [pictured here], you'd never be aware a naval base exists here. It's a very easy place to do research. The base is an important refuge."