Notes for Volunteers

Pgymy Marmoset

From Gratuitous Giving’s website: This is a cool volunteer opportunity for those interested in ecology and conservation. Live in the jungle with some really amazing animals! The Amazon Animal Orphanage & Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm is near the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon – Iquitos. It’s a rescue and temporary orphanage for wildlife which houses animals in a semi-captive environment. Here are some of the volunteer tasks: Volunteers help with guiding tours of the facility, in English and any other languages you may speak. There are many varied tasks to do for the animals everyday- feeding the monkeys every morning, making monkey…

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Thanks To Our Donors

Sabine and Klaus Marion: Friends from Germany who helped us with moving the manatee to the Orphanage Mrs. Demeter Kraanj, Poland Dianne Levy: In honor of family and friends Alan and Janine: Volunteers from England (Image right, below, feeding the tapir.) Girls on Top from Australia: Jade, Emma and Saffy, who established and stocked a gift shop for Pilpintuwasi. Take a few minutes to read their story of their visit to the Orphanage and Pilpintuwasi. Dreessen, Kris: The Friends Project: While working with scientists in the Yavari/Loreto region, a $50 donation to help care for a baby howler monkey. Guy…

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Donations and Sponsorships Landing at Pilpintuwasi. It costs more than $30,000 dollars per year to run Pilpintuwasi and Animal Orphanage, which is extremely high by Peruvian standards. Although we are fortunate to be in such a beautiful environment, the isolated location of Padre Cocha means that the cost of purchasing is higher than other parts of Peru. Also, this total doesn’t include the refurbishment and medicine costs that crop up intermittently and also doesn’t allow for other improvements we may like to make. We rely solely on the entrance fees and the generous donations of our visitors in order to…

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Project Description Pilpintuwasi is a wildlife rescue and temporary custody center located on 20 hectares of land in the village of Padre Cocha, 20 minutes outside of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the poaching and trafficking industry which thrives in Iquitos. We work with the ecological police to take in animals confiscated from markets, airports and homes, which often arrive with injuries and malnourishment. We believe in a semi-captive environment; once recovered many of our animals live free of cages or in enclosures mimicking their natural…

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