Amazon wildlife peru

Amazon Wildlife Peru

AMAZONIAN GIANTS
Lake Sandoval lies in the steamy Amazonas region of
Southern Peru, one of the best places in the world to
spot the endangered giant otter, which exists in similar
habitats throughout the Amazon basin. Sandoval is an
oxbow of the river Madre di Dios, one of the Amazon’s
major tributaries, and lies in the Tambopata National
Reserve. The lake is easily accessed from our base at the
Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lodge by a short boat trip
and a few kilometres of easy hiking along a wellmaintained
jungle path, wildlife all around.
En route, we encounter squirrel monkeys scampering
through the trees; a comparatively sedate brown
capuchin monkey gorging itself on palm fruit; and even
a pair of red howler monkeys, high in the canopy above