butterflies

Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm

The Amazon is profuse with many varieties of butterfly on show, including the highly colored and delicate Longwings and other Heliconids Swallowtails (papilios) Peirids Caligos (owl butterflies). The Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm is the only butterfly farm in Peru – and the farm is included on select guided tours. Butterfly farms in tropical rainforest areas are increasingly becoming another important factor contributing to a greater understanding of rainforests and their conservation. More than 40 species of the most colorful (and least dangerous) insects of the Amazon thrive at Pilpintuwasi. Visitors learn about the problems with finding a host plant for each…

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Welcome to the Amazon!

Our many eMails and comments from supporters are now on this blog; here is a place to easily hear from you. We are moving earlier news to these pagesl  in the meantime, you can find news from 2004 through 2010 by clicking this link. Please visit us in Iquitos! Iquitos is situated near the confluence of the Nanay and Amazon rivers; Our butterfly farm and Animal Orphanage are on the banks of the Nanay River. IMPORTANT: More and more tourists think they are helping exotic animals by buying them from a random person on the street who claims to have “found…

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