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Amazon Rescue Center, Iquitos

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A refuge for creatures of all shapes and sizes, Amazon Rescue Center lets you get up close and personal with some of the Amazon's most famous and endangered animals. See manatees, turtles, otters and many more at this well-maintained and important facility, where you can learn about the dangers that face the animals in the wild. Watch the animals interact with each other in purpose-built enclosures, designed to provide insight into their behavior as they are fed, washed, and cared for. A place of education and entertainment, the center employs passionate guides committed to the cause of protecting these creatures and preparing them for reintroduction into the wild. Work out when and for how long to visit Amazon Rescue Center and other Iquitos attractions using our handy Iquitos vacation planner.
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  • I had a brilliant time here! Our guide Kelly was so passionate about animal conservation. People like her make the world a better place. As well as the manatees there are also rescued monkeys, turtles...  more »
  • Visited the Rescue Center after our 5-day Amazon cruise en route back to Iquitos. After seeing so many amazing animals in the wild, it was depressing to see so many of those same animals being cared f...  more »
  • The photo is misleading... went hoping more than anything to touch a manatee, just pet it. I've seen photos of girls holding them from a couple years ago and didn't want to go that far, but just to pe...  more »