Amazon Viewed from the air. Peru’s Amazon looks like an endless sea of lumpy green sponges, stretching in all directions to the horizon. It is this thick umbrella of trees – the jungle’s equivalent of an enormous housing project – that creates the millions of homes below in wich animals and specialized plants live. If you were able to enter the the upper canopy slowly from the top you would soon discover that the frist layer is virtually a desert. The crowns of the trees are exposed both to the fierce tropical sun and to winds that frequently snap and topple the tallest of them. To reduce evaporation, the leaves at this level are quite small. Many of the epiphytes – plants that live on top of other plants –
Amazon The following list of mammal : Species is modified only slightly from that of the previous edition. Previous authors B. Patterson, J. Patton and L. Emmons are far and away the authorities on the distribution of South American mammal species.
I have added only four species, three of which are marsupials and one spiny rat. These species were registered by our group of mamma legists in Manu National Park during work on the Amazon Biodiversity Project directed by Dr. John Terborch of Duke University, from 1993 to 1995. Common names in Spanish for the mammals vary from one locality to another. The common names which I have included are those which are used by the people living in the vicinity of the Manu Biosphere Reserve.
AMAZON NEW SPECIES: A specimen of Mono Delphi’s was captured in Manu Park by the Amazon Biodiversity Project in 1995; it is not easily classed with any described species, and therefore is listed as genus only. Description of the specimen is in progress. The fourth Proechimys is a distinct species which is currently being described.
Tours Amazon programms:
Amazon Jungle 5 days – BLANCO AND CAMUNGO OXBOW LAKES: Using a catamaran we can visit all around this water mirror, habitat for various wildlife populations as otters (Pteronura brasiliensis). But, the most attractive is the presence of various species of birds like the camungo, the prehistoric hoatzin and more 150 species of birds, and monkeys, white alligators and of course the River Otters.
Amazon Trip 4 days: BLANQUILLO OXBOW LAKE Ideal for watching wildlife, also you can enjoy the experience of fishing during the day and see black and white alligators at night. Blanquillo Oxbow Lake, is the only Oxbow Lake within the Blanquillo Private Reserve, where sport fishing is permitted by visitors in jungle trips.