Animal Orphanage Official Custody Centre!

Gudrun Sperrer’s dream was to work with animals, including breeding one of the world’s most beautiful creatures — butterflies. She moved to Peru and started Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm where you will see the complete lifecycle and the impressive development of butterflies.

Through the years, she has worked with a host of volunteers who also love nature, are conscious of the threats to flora and fauna, and along with them, we hope that our efforts will enable visitors to increase interest in and love of our natural world and help with conservation efforts.

November 2004


We are busy working on the construction of another cage for small monkeys and one for parrots as these are the animals most confiscated.



The Amazon Animal Orphanage was recognized by the Peruvian Government in 2004. Annual Operating Plans and budgets describing future activities were submitted, indicating that we have at least one house reserved to quarantine animals when they are sick and to store medicines and another house as storage for food.

We provided empty, but ready, cages, all to be ready in time for government inspection.

We met our deadlines and received our permit for the Animal Orphanage.

As soon as we were set up, two people came by wanting to leave their ocelots with us. One of them is willing to pay for the food, but not the cage, and another animal was confiscated by the government. (The government does not confiscate animals unless they are in very bad shape.)

That was the beginning of The Amazon Animal Orphanage. Now, a decade later, we are still caring for endangered species.

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