Urku Center, Tarapoto

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  • First start by saying that this is not a zoo as many may think, above all those who comment on this platform and they say there are not as many animals or much to do. This place cares for and rehabilitates animals that are rescued from smuggling, always have animals in different quantities and different because they are releasing them. I think it is important to stress the aim of this wonderful place the visitor and that the donation from the entrance goes for a great purpose. I suggest that they could stream videos or tell how to release the animals because that is his mission and many that will seek to entertain themselves with animals more not report it. Also it would be helpful to comment more how the practice of smuggling and the negative impacts it generates, for thus to educate people about this horrible act. I was delighted with the animals I saw and learned a lot about them, however in the Group were people who wanted a show and was very shocking, of course that they put the nervous animals. I think that they should reduce the groups and emphasize the absolute silence to not stress and altered animals.
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  • It is a beautiful Centre, in the heart of the jungle where you can see a lot of animals that have been rescued from being hunted by man. As always all always very kind :) Take repellent, sunscreen, Cap
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  • A good place to see the effort of volunteers who rescue animals in captivity, heal them and back them in their habitat. It is worth the visit and the contribution that is made for this institution
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Hostels near the main square serve as the most affordable option in Tarapoto, offering simple rooms a short walk away from most in-town attractions and activities. You don't have to go far out of Tarapoto to sleep in a real Peruvian jungle, though--numerous eco-lodges sit on or near the banks of the Shilcayo River just a short drive from the city center.
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