The Blog

Introducing our new Ambassador

We are so happy to announce that our wonderful friend Joaquin Leguia Orezzoli, the founder of the children’s conservation projects Children’s Earth and Children’s Wood is no longer just a friend! From now on he is not only a companion in a vision for a better and sustainable word, but Joaquin is now our ambassador to represent Pilpintuwasi wherever and whenever he can. Thank you in advance for your help and your constant work in conservation through education – you are my Peruvian hero! – Gudrun

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A Volunteer’s Morning

My day in Padre Cocha begins at 5:30 when my alarm goes off. I do half an hour or so of yoga, twenty minutes of meditation and then settle in a hammock to read, drink coffee and eat oatmeal until it’s time to get ready to leave. My walk isn’t long, fifteen minutes at the most, and then I arrive at Pilpintuwasi, say good morning to Gudrun and begin to go through the motions of my morning tasks. Setting up the cash book is a big task when you’re as bad at numbers as I am, so I’m always pretty…

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Welcome Togos

A big welcome to our newcomer here at Pilpintuwasi: Togos, a three year old male ocelot. Please help us to maintain him healthy and happy, we need your support!    Togos´ story: Ms. Maria Valseca found Togos as a new born cub with not yet opened eyes, just off the river Rio Marañón. His mother was nowhere to be seen, it is thought that a dog had chased her off leaving her cub behind. Maria took the helpless animal home and she remembers well that after 17 days Togos first opened his eyes. He grew up with her family and…

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19.6.17 GREG

Greg is our male red uakari who has been with us 7 months now since arriving from Quistococha. Currently he has been spending time recuperating in transition as he arrived a bit underweight but with the new mesh arriving to complete the monkey tunnel, he should be able to be let out soon to meet the 8 other female uakaris who roam the grounds in the day. Meanwhile, our female volunteers bring him toys and treats daily to make him more trusting and comfortable around humans. He absolutely loves boxes, bamboo, peanuts, and it is always interesting to see what…

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7.6.17 PEPE

Pepe, one of our golden and blue macaws has been recuperating in reception from an injured foot. Today one of the volunteers found Pepe on the gate fiddling on the latch with his beak. After a few moments Pepe pulled the latch completely and opened the door! He demonstrated this several times… what a clever bird indeed 🙂 -Philippa UK

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16.6.17

One of the duties for our volunteers at Pilpintuwasi is collecting butterfly eggs, which is also a great opportunity and time to study the 23 seasonal butterfly species. We search for and collect the eggs to increase their survival rate before a species of parasitic wasps can get to them. Here Jasmin got a shot of the Tiger butterfly and Heliconia species are feeding above a little neighbour!

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ROSITA 11.6.17

One of our more sociable and affectionate red uakaris is Rosita. About 6 or 7 years old, she sometimes appears in the fishing hut or down near the lowland tapir’s enclosure, wanting some attention in the form of belly rubs! She is such a princess that she stretches her elegant arms up in the air posing & expecting a good scratch. Who can resist a face like that.

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KYARA & NICO 6.6.17

Here at Pilpintuwasi, we have lots of free-roaming monkeys. It is wonderful to see them leaping from tree to tree and exploring their surroundings, especially when a game is in motion! Our youngest monkeys Nico (a grey woolly monkey) and Kai (a brown woolly monkey) can be seen leaping at each other and wrestling in their playful manner. Here Kyara (a red-faced Uakari) and Nico are taking a well earned water and food break after one of these games! – Philippa (UK)

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KYARA & NICO 6.6.17

Here at Pilpintuwasi, we have lots of free-roaming monkeys. It is wonderful to see them leaping from tree to tree and exploring their surroundings, especially when a game is in motion! Our youngest monkeys Kyara (a red-faced Uakari), Nice (a a gre woolly monkey) and Kai (a brown woolly monkey) can be seen leaping at each other and wrestling in their playful manner. Here Kyara and Nico are taking a well earned water and food break after one of these games! – Philippa (UK)

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ALI

ALI is our resident red howler monkey. He likes to keep to himself but occasionally will come down near reception, sometimes for some grooming time with our uakaris or on this occasion for a spot of sunbathing! Here you can see him soaking up some vitamin D. ♥

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