Manu Wildlife Centre
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... looking after an orphaned tapir, capybara, woolly monkey, howler monkey, macaw, capuchin, raccoon, wild pigs and a dog. They were not caged but free to roam over her garden. David made friends with the tapir, who clearly thought he was a dog, rolling over and wanting his tummy tickled (the tapir, not David!). We headed to the town of Atalaya and took a boat to our camp for the next night. We had lunch in camp and then went for a hike, seeing capybara footprints, ...
... of seeing a Jaguar in South America (all the biologists I met in Ecuador told me) plus other animals. The only animal unfortunately not present in Manu is the Pink River Dolphin which I saw in Bolivia.
Manu National Park is two days travel from Cusco and the reserved zone is restricted to less than 15,000 visitors a year (e.g. for comparison the Galapagos gets 200,000 pa). Access is only by boat and the basic lodges that exist within the ...
... 72;ют разли 95;ные племе 85;а, как их назыв 72;ют "некон 090;актны е". Они живут на уровн 77; перво ...
... in the "clay lick", which was more like a mud hole, not like the vertical cliff clay licks the birds flock to, most of us crashed out.
We were doing one hour shifts on watch and after a couple of hours got the wake up call – tried to wake my neighbour but he was dead to the world and I was losing valuable tapir time as it didn’t stay for long – stage whispered down the line to the others and took some very grainy long distance shots ...
... on submerged logs to make it easier.
A couple of the youngsters hid among the logs to play so we managed to catch up briefly before they and the others who had continued to fish, disappeared off and unfortunately we had to too!
Back through the jungle to the lodge stopping briefly for spider monkeys and a black caiman. Back for lunch the spider monkeys were putting on a show and the chefs were too ...