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Photo: Luis Felipe Raffo

This is the first of a series of blog post that will take you into our attractions, their history, how were they built, why are they unique, and what species are common around them. Next month, we will share the behind-the-scenes of how this massive tower was delicately built almost 20 years ago. Manu National …

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Blanquillo Clay-lick

Red-and-Green Macaws in the Blanquillo Clay-lick – Photo: Charlie Hamilton James/National Geographic A Claylick is for the Amazon what a water whole is for the African plains. Many species –Macaws, Parrots, Guans, Monkeys, Capybaras, Tapirs, and many, many more- visit claylicks to consume some clay. Many animals do this to get minerals that are rare …

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Horned Screamer at Cocha Blanco – Photo: Luis Felipe Raffo

Tambo Blanquillo –located in a pristine area of the Manu Biosphere Reserve- is known for having registered more than 400 bird species. However, many of those species are easy to see elsewhere in the Amazon. Which species are easy to see in Tambo Blanquillo, but hard to find elsewhere? Read this blog post to figure …

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Spider Monkey - Photo: Bertie Gregory

In this blog, we will introduce you to three species that have undergone incredible adaptations to survive in the highly competitive amazon rainforest. First of all, I would like to give you some background into interspecific competition, and the population dynamics of the Amazon. We often hear about how biodiverse the Amazon Rainforest is, but …

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Horned Screamers, Cocha Blanco – Photo: Jess Findlay

Manu National Park –and therefore, Tambo Blanquillo Private Reserve- are globally recognized for the unprecedented diversity of birds –and other wildlife- that they host. More than 1000 bird species, have been identified inside Manu National Park, more than any other Park in the world. Horned Screamers, Cocha Blanco – Photo: Jess Findlay With such a …

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Red-and-Green Macaws – Photo: Charlie Hamilton James/National Geographic

Birding in Tambo Blanquillo Lodge – Photo: Alfredo Fernández During 2016, approximately 2000 people visited the Tambo Blanquillo Clay Lick, which is a gathering point for birds, mammals and even reptiles for eating clay (majority) or eating each other (minority). Most observations takes some hours and passengers have time to have a light or hardy breakfast …

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Rufina with Pipo

Pipo, the Tapir that we introduced briefly in our last blog, has an amazing story. Rufina with Pipo   Pipo and Rufina Pipo arrived at our lodge as an orphan calf in a boat of illegal loggers whose engine had broken down and needed some help before continuing their down river journey on the Madre …

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Black Caiman – Photo: Rob Williams. This picture was taken at Blanquillo Oxbow lake next to Tambo Blanquillo Lodge.

Caimans are top aquatic predators from the Neotropics, that normally feed on fish, other caimans, birds, and even small mammals. In Tambo Blanquillo – Private Reserve we are privileged to have three resident species living inside our Reserve. In this blog post we will give you a quick introduction to each of them, as well …

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Tapir – Photo: Andre Baertschi

Tapir – Photo: Andre Baertschi The Amazon Rainforest is a land of giants. Giant trees, growing up to 60 meters tall; giant snakes growing up to 8 meters, like the Anaconda; giant ants growing up to 5cm like the Bullet Ant; and many more. The biggest terrestrial mammal found in south America –also one of …

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Ameerga shihuemoy - Photo: Marcus Brenth-Smith/Crees Foundation

Ameerga shihuemoy – Photo: Marcus Brent-Smith/Crees Foundation A group of Scientists working inside Manu National Park and the Amarakaeri Reserve have discovered a new species of poison frog, apparently endemic to this area. This new frog has received the name of Ameerga shihuemoy, with the species name shihuemoy being the local name for ‘poison dart …

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