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10 CAPTIVATING ENDANGERED PERU JUNGLE ANIMALS

10 CAPTIVATING ENDANGERED PERU JUNGLE ANIMALS

Peru jungle animals

Despite the gorgeous peruvian jungle homes several endemic Peru jungle animals (that you can appreciate through our tambopata eco tours and inca trail journeys), the deforestation facts threaten amazon wildlife.

In addition, Peru jungle animals are divided into two large geographic zones: High jungle and low jungle. Both boast their own diversity of fauna. Therefore, many birds, mammals, reptiles, fishes, butterflies and insects are in danger of extinction.

Now it’s time to check out 10 endangered Peru jungle animals that you might see during your trip into the Amazon.

“Do not waste time to appreciate these following animals live”

Peru jungle animals

1. YELLOW-TAILED WOOLLY MONKEY (Oreonax flavicauda).

These endemic primates live in the cloudy forest northern Peru (as foggy as the inca trail to Machupicchu).

It only exists in Peru jungle and boasts a huge tail (longer than its body) to get fruits, leaves and flowers from tall trees. Additionally, its population throughout Peruvian rainforest is only 250 specimens on average.

yellow_tail_monkey

2. JAGUAR (Panthera onca).

This powerful mammal is the largest cat species along South America. Therefore, many civilizations have considered it as a sacred being. However, hunters did not think the same and began to capture them to trade their skin and fangs.

By the way, our Tambopata jungle tours support the preservation of these felines while you stroll through natural locations to get in touch with unforgettable sceneries.

jaguar

3. BALD UAKARI (Cacajao calvus).

This type of endemic primate lives mainly in Peru, Brazil and Colombia. Not only it is bald (as its name describes itself) but also it is featured by its reddish face and dense orange-brown fur.

Furthermore, they prefer to settle in seasonable flooded forests such as the destinations that we already included in the itineraries of “phenomenal jungle” or “pure rainforest” tours.

uacari_calvus

4. GIANT ANTEATER (Myrmecophaga tridactila).

Also known as ant bear, it is an insectivorous mammal and the largest anteater in South America, because it can reach 182 – 217 cm. in length and 33 to 50 Kg. in weight.

Actually, this is already one of the most endangered species among the peruvian wildlife, and you can appreciate some of them by one of the best tambopata tours.

giant_anteater

5. SPECTACLED BEAR (Tremarctos ornatus).

If you’ve ever wondered “what animals is Peru known for?” The so-called andean bear, andean short-faced bear, or mountain bear; it is the only surviving species of bear native to South America. They boast a distinctive beige or ginger-colored markings at face and chest and its diet is based mainly on herbs, fruits and bromeliads.

By the way, if you are lucky, you will be able to see them through the inca trail or Machupicchu tour.

spectacled_bear

6. GOELDI’S MARMOSET (Callimico goeldii).

Also called Goeldi’s monkey, it lives in the high jungle in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador. These primates are blackish in color and prefer to live beneath dense scrubby undergrowth perhaps that is why these animals are difficult to find.

Try to find some Goeldi’s monkeys or other Peru jungle animals through our awesome inca trail tour!

goeldis_mico

7. GIANT RIVER OTTER (Pteronura brasiliensis)

They live mainly in the great Tambopata river at nearby spots from Amazon ecolodges, although you will be able to appreciate them in Manu National Park. However, this species is in dangerous due to illegal river gold mining.

Did you know that these mammals have distinct vocalizations to communicate alarm, aggression, and reassurance?

giant_river_otter

8. MARVELOUS SPATULETAIL (Loddigesia mirabilis).

This hummingbird species is one of the most valuable natural treasures for birdwatch Peru lovers!

In addition, it is an endemic species amongst Peru jungle animals, found on forest edges along Utcubamba riverside. The first reports of its existence date back to 1835.

Did you know that you could see many hummingbirds and other Peru jungle animals through our inca trail journeys?

spatuletail_hummingbird

9. PINK RIVER DOLPHIN (Inia geoffrensis).

Known as boto or bufeo, they inhabit along the amazon riversides inside the exuberant rainforest. Did you know that it is one of the five species of freshwater dolphins living on earth?

By the way, its name is due to most of the adults (especially males) acquire a pink color and one perfect option to see them is through our “boundless jungle”.

pink_river_dolphin

10. WHITE-BELLIED SPIDER MONKEY (Ateles belzebuth).

Also called long-haired spider monkey or white-fronted, it is a species of spider monkey that inhabits Peru Amazon jungle and many other amazon countries.

As well, they live in groups of 20 to 40 individuals among northern Peru rainforest. Due to hunting, they stop spreading out the large jungle of peru.

white_belly_spider_monkey

CONTACT US IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE THESE PERU JUNGLE ANIMALS!

If you want to encounter some Peru jungle animals from Cusco, count on our tambopata jungle tours. For more information, only click here.