Monday, January 18, 2010

Quistacocha Park & Zoo

The Quistacocha Park & Zoo, located on the outskirts of Iquitos, is home to a wide variety of tropical animals, including two aviaries with macaws, parrots, toucans and other bird species, Monkey Island (home to a troop of Spider monkeys), dolphins, caiman, several species of monkeys, jaguars and ocelots, an aquarium room and much more. There are also flower gardens and medicinal plant gardens. Quista Lake has a white-sand beach and is popular for swimming, volleyball and just relaxing. Food and cold beer are available.

Spider monkeys (Ateles chamek)

Northern Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis)

Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)

Striped Owl (Otus clamator)

White-lipped Peccary (Tayassu pecari)

Hotels and Tours in Iquitos



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