The Blog

Chivolo the sachavaca

​​Chibolo, our young Lowland Tapir also locally known as Sacha vaca is growing by the day and now at around 130 lbs..! Their closest relatives are the horse or rhino family and likewise, only give birth to one at a time. Maturing sexually at 5-6 yrs and only giving birth again after 4 yrs, lowland tapirs are in great danger of extinction they are hunted faster than they can reproduce. Chivolo was found as a baby on a floating restaurant as entertainment, but since he has been with us, now spends his days exploring his enclosure, lolling in the shade…

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Britta the curious

One of our red-faced Uakaris Britta really likes to be a part of whatever is happening at Pilpintuwasi. She recently tried her hand at fishing… One of our volunteers took out our boat into the lagoon. Little did she know, Britta was watching from shore. As soon as the boat was close enough, she jumped inside giving the volunteer quite a shock which in turn shocked Britta! She decided that fishing was not for her and jumped back to shore!

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NICO

25/5/17Nico, our newest resident, is a grey woolly monkey who was brought in from Iquitos. When he arrived, his left cheek was severely inflamed and swollen, so much that he couldnt see out of his eye! After 3 weeks, we have seen a significant improvement and he is on his way to a full recovery. He is becoming more comfortable thanks to the attention and care of his "daddy" Geiner, and is gaining independence daily, venturing further and getting to know Kai, our other baby woolly and the red uakaris.

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Pilpintuwasi blog entry February 2017

Hello dear friends of Pilpintuwasi! Finally we have an update to give you an insight of what has been going on in our Rescue Centre during the last few weeks. Joining our already existing resident animals we have recently welcomed some new and very interesting individuals. One of our latest arrivals is Miti, a small wild cat native to Central and South America which is called Jaguaroundi. Miti came to us from Tarapoto where she was owned by a family who fed her well but kept her under terrible living conditions in a 1m square cage for approximately seven years….

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Happy New Year

Hello!!! Pilpintuwasi here with a little late greeting. Happy New Year!!! Here at Pilpintuwasi we want to send out a BIG heartfelt thank you to all the people who visited us last year, and also to all those who made donations – and of course our Jaguar sponsor. It was because all of you, we were able to take care of all our residents and provide them with care and a good home. Last year was considered a good busy year. We were even capable of providing a new bunch of animals with care and shelter. These are the animals…

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Update of 2016 ..and a Happy New Year!

First of all,a late but cordial "Happy new year" to all our friends,volunteers,ex-volunteers,sponsors and visitors. 2016 has been a very busy year for Pilpintuwasi and unfortunately I did neither have time nor have enough help from volunteers to update our page regularily.I apologize for that and want to tell you in a few words about the things that happened during last year. Sad things first-we lost some of our precious animals-Felix,our red Uakari male,who died after having been sedated and operated because of a big cut on his foot, Marco,the white Cappuchin, also left us and so did our darling…

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Article on Findus the Ocelot

Pilpintuwasi is happy to share that one of their newest members, Findus the ocelot, has been progressing in leaps and bounds in his health and wellbeing since coming to the butterfly house and animal rescue centre in June this year. Findus has taken up residence next door to Harry, a female ocelot who was brought to the centre in 2010 after being sold to a tourist on the Malecon in Iquitos. Unfortunately adult ocelots continue to be hunted for their pelts, either to be used as wall hangings or in jewellery and accessories, while their young are taken for the…

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