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Amazon Rescue Center, Iquitos
(4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Oh, the unlucky manatee that end up here. There doesn't seem to be a reason for them to have been rescued. Now they are stuck in horrible small tubs for tourists to feed. I will say the staff working ...  more »
  • The meusten animals here only a few months in captivity are kept until they are back in full swing and can back into the wilderness. You have but also turtles, birds and monkey, which are always there. I think that belongs not in a rescue centre.
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  • Beautiful place to learn a little more Manatee Amazon, see the processes of rescue, healing and return to the natural habitat of this species of Manatee.
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