Wednesday, November 24, 2010


 Sunday I had the opportunity to visit the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Animal Orphanage. We rented a small boat to take us there, wait for us to finish our tour, and then take us back to Iquitos for just 30 soles.
Our boat is the little one squeezing in to pick us up!
Pilpintuwasi is home to more than 40 species of butterflies and many rescued animals.  Many of the animals brought to Pilpintuwasi were bought illegally on the streets of Iquitos by people who were trying to rescue them, but who ultimately did not have the resources to care for a wild animal. 
A species of Morpho butterfly
A moth with transparent wings
Gudrun, the founder of Pilpintuwasi, with a juvenile ocelot
A Red Uakari Monkey, they roam free at Pilpintuwasi
Pedro Bello, their jaguar

 I have many more photos from Pilpintuwasi on Flickr if you want to check them out!

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