wild animals

From Our Visitors

Chavo Swinging Through the Trees TravBuddy.com: Pilpintuwasi’s primary work is the butterfly program but they also care for several varieties of monkeys, a tapir, a jaguar, an anteater and other the animals. Each of them is well cared for and each has a name. Many of them are endangered species. The butterfly project involves watching over the life cycle of the butterfly from egg to full fledged butterfly before they are released into the wild. There were more varieties than I could count and it was neat to be surrounded by them in the enclosure and to see them at…

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The Traveling Scholar

Notes from a The Traveling Scholar during his visit to Pilpintuwasi and the Animal Orphanage in 2013. In addition to checking out Belen Market and exploring Iquitos, we ventured off to explore  Pilpintuwasi. The orphanage is located a fair distance from the central part of Iquitos and involved a ride in a tuk tuk, followed by a 25 minute ride (at least) by boat to the farm’s entry point. Owl Butterfly As soon as we reached the entry way, we were greeted by howler monkeys and macaws and handed over a reasonable sum (S/. 20 each) to begin exploring the grounds. Unlike a…

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