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10 SURPRISING ANIMALS IN PERU, TAMBOPATA

10 SURPRISING ANIMALS IN PERU, TAMBOPATA

Along the variety of animals in Peru that live in the pure rainforest, some are really surprising owing to their habits, colors, behaviors and more incomparable features.

Most of them exist only in the Peruvian amazon; others are special ones such as colorful birds the national animal of Peru . However, the characteristic biodiversity of Tambopata allows the existence of awesome Peru animals among the closest wonderful jungle from Machupicchu and Cusco city.

By the way, Natourandes boasts unique travel plans for you to explore the immortal monuments and trails of the inca culture as well as natural treasures hidden into the boundless jungle of Tambopata.

Let´s see the most surprising amazon animals of Peru !

Animals in Peru

1. Three-striped poison frog (Ameerega trivittata):

This frog is a diurnal amphibious that measures 42 mm. and live close to riversides. In addition, they prefer to eat ants, mosquitos and flies.
Currently, the number of samples of this poison frog is decreasing owing to illegal logging and gold mining.
The amazon animals in Peru embellish the wonderful jungle!

poison_frog

2. Giant monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor):

It is a species of nocturnal leaf frog that is arboreal and move by jumping from branch to branch, that is the reason if its name. When they are in mating season, males fight between them making aggressive sounds that are heard by predators along the wonderful jungle.

giant_leaf_frog

3. Kinkajou/chosna (potos flavus):

These mammals are mostly nocturnal carnivores as well as the closest relatives of the raccoons. Although its great feature is its long tail, which improves balance and jumping, and even allows it to hold on to branches.
These animals in Peru live along the exuberant rainforest of Madre de Dios!

potos_flavus

4. Bat falcon (Falco rufigularis):

It is a small falcon that loves eat bats; especially during sunrise and sunset; its wings are long and have a membrane around the eyes to protect vision and improve the capture of prey, most of them small birds that fly over the Tambopata River.
These animals in Peru are great predators of the phenomenal jungle!

falcon_bat

5. Bush dog (Speothos venaticus):

They are diurnal carnivores that measure similar as the domestic dogs but prefer to stay in packs. When they hunt in-group, they can catch big preys, although one alone bush dog even might catch a capibara.
These animals in Peru only live in the pure rainforest of Tambopata!

bush_dog

6. Huangana (Tayassu pecari):

These diurnal mammals live in packs from 50 to 300 samples and are omnivores (plants, roots, insects and small rodents). Its most prominent feature is the white beard-like spot on both sides of the muzzle.
Endless trees and animals in Peru along the boundless jungle!

huangana_group

7. Harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja):

These Peru animals are the biggest eagle throughout south America and settle in large areas, where there are many species of birds, rodents and even monkeys. Because they can catch many animals that live in the exuberant rainforest.

harpy_eagle

8. Paco fish (Myleus pacu):

The amazon fishes are quite bigger than the fishes from the sea, owing to their diet and environment. Because along the phenomenal jungle there are many fruits and leaves that are consumed by this kind of fishes.
In addition, this is a Peru national animal since most of the people from the jungle prepare local cuisine with paco. So delicious!

paco_fish

9. Ayaymama/ common potoo (Nyctibius griseus):

Open your eyes as wide as possible when you are strolling among the tall trees of the pure rainforest, because you may see this camouflaged bird. Due to the colors of their feathers, they can blend in with tree trunks.

ayaymama

10. Red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus):

This big primate features a strong howl to communicate the presence of predators, close males… Its fur is reddish and orange, while the skin of its face is black. They eat fruits, leaves and small insects; they live in packs of 6 samples as well.

red_howler_monkey

DON’T MISS THE CHANCE TO SEE THESE ANIMALS IN PERU!

These peru animals await your visit, do not waste time and travel towards peru jungle with us. Let’s plan your vacations in Peru!