ACOBIA-DWAzoo, Iquitos

4.6
#4 of 16 in Zoos & Aquariums in Peru
Get up close to some lovable marine mammals at ACOBIA-DWAzoo, a manatee reserve and rescue center. Learn more about this wildlife charity's efforts to preserve this endangered species, while getting friendly with its residents and feeding the babies. A guided tour takes you through the history of the reserve and sheds light on the plight of the manatee population, whose adults are killed for food in droves, while babies are stolen by poachers. Before you head to Iquitos, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Iquitos travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Iquitos has to offer, including ACOBIA-DWAzoo.
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  • June 20, 2017
    agree with some of the reviews the place is tired but when you look at the Iquitos economy and the brilliant work they are doing here.. either voluntary or paid workers, self-sufficient ..its a credit...  more »
  • April 22, 2017
    Cute place to escape the city. Excellent work of the team of rescuers and caretakers of these animals so unique and vulnerable in our region.
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  • April 22, 2017
    It is a rescue Center where you can breathe professionalism and guides are experts at all times are earrings of visitors making the visit a wonderful experience. The staff of the Centre is specialized in different animals. They are biologists, veterinarians, etc. who are always willing to explain any questions about animals and their work to visitors. Here animals are rescued, rehabilitated and released. They also do a great job of environmental education
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The scenic, remote city of Iquitos has long been established as a route into the Amazon, so you'll find a good range of accommodations here. Most of the luxury options lie between Calle Samanez Ocampo and the river, with established colonial-era buildings housing some of the most characterful lodgings. Around the town's primarily residential areas, find simple guesthouses on modest-looking side streets, along with rental apartments ideal for longer stays. Scenic lodges and campgrounds on the edge of town give you the feeling of isolation and wilderness that so many come to the Amazon to find.
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