Oct 20, 2018 - Delfin II
Our last full day exploring the Peruvian Amazon was full of surprises. We started shortly after sunrise and boarded our skiffs to navigate the
Shortly afterward we had the chance to see a troop of the always-fun-to-watch squirrel monkeys and enjoyed watching them doing some incredible leaps between trees. We also made an interesting discovery of a new monkey species for the trip, the red-bellied titi.
As we were making our way back to the ship for breakfast, we met a local family traveling on a small boat and we stopped to chat with them. They showed us their family pet, a young woolly monkey named Pancho. Keeping wild animals as pets has been a common practice throughout the region for centuries and even though nowadays it is illegal, the lack of enforcement in remote areas makes it easy for this custom to remain alive.
In the afternoon we boarded the skiffs again for our last outing of the trip, this time to explore the vicinity of a small town called San José Paranapura. There we had multiple chances to watch the abundant birdlife, but also had a marvelous opportunity to see one of the iconic plants of the Amazon basin, the Victoria
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