Expeditions to the Amazon Rainforest

The Jaguar (Panthera onca): The King of the Amazon Jungle

The Jaguar (Panthera onca) is the largest cat in the Americas and the world’s third largest feline. Jaguar Features The Jaguar can weigh up to 150 kilos, the skin is reddish yellow background, except inside the ears, at the bottom of the nose, jaw, throat and other lower parts of the body, where color is paler; at the bottom of …

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The Ayahuasca: Connection with the Magical & Spiritual World

The Ayahuasca or rope of dead, is a potion of medicinal and hallucinogenic plants used as a diagnostic to cure ills. Natural and ancient medicine that concentrates the power of the jungle. Preparation of Ayahuasca in the Region of Loreto, Peru It is known as ayahuasca of a various entheogenic beverages resulting from multiple plants decoctions. The basic component …

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The Sloth: Arboreal Mammal Found Throughout Central & South America

The Sloth (Bradypus variegatus), is itself a kind of lazy in Central and South America. The sloth has grayish brown to beige skin, and it’s very thick. The head of the sluggard is round, flat nose and ears not visible. The limbs are long and lazy are well developed, his fingers are attached and end in long …

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Pink Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis): Live in the Amazon & Orinoco River

The pink dolphins are not equal to the dolphins that are in the sea, have special adaptations to their habitat. In fact, river dolphins are distantly related to sea dolphins because they belong to different families. The oceanic dolphins belong to the family (Delphinidae), while river dolphins belong to the family (Platanistoidea). Among the species of river dolphins, pink …

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Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Peru´s Amazonian Paradise

The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve (PSNR), located close to Iquitos (Peru), is the largest government protected area within the floodable Amazon basin in South America with 2’080,000 ha (20,800 sq km or 5139.7 acres) is twice the area of the Yellowstone National Park (USA). RAMSAR site since 1986, it is located among the rivers Marañón, Ucayali and Amazon housing a huge biodiversity: 527 bird species, 102 mammal species, …

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Culture of Indigenous Matsés People – The Frog Medicine: Kambô

Frog medicine, known in Spanish as Medicina del Sapo, originally know as Kambô in old Matsés language; sometimes referred as Acate and Vacina do sapo in Brazilian portuguese, this ancient ceremony is performed by native experts from the Mayoruna tribe (Matsés people), and other indigenous people of the Amazon. In the Matsés, the ceremony starts by catching a giant leaf …

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Culture of Indigenous Matsés People – The Tobacco Inhalation: Nënë

The native experts of the Matses (Mayoruna) tribe process a refined green powder that they call nënë in their own language or sometimes referred as nunu in Spanish, using tobacco leaves (Nicotiana tabacum) and the bark of a tree called cacahuilo (Theobroma subincanum). This practice is usually performed by two people. An adult expert Mayoruna pours a dose of the preparation …

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The Anaconda: Queen of the Amazon Rainforest

The green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), its a constrictor snake of the boas family, endemic from the tropical rivers of South America, of all the snakes this is which has the highest weigh and perhaps the largest known snake. In length, it competes only with the Southeast Asian reticulated python (Python reticulatus). Distribution The anaconda is endemic from South America; inhabits the …

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What Are The Best Hacks For a Real Jungle Experience?

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