The snail eating snake (Dipsas catesbyi) is a small reptile native to South America. They are very common and found right around our gardens in Oran. Although I have observed this snake dozens of times before, this is the first time I realized just exactly what it is doing. The snake when threatened, lines its […]
Non invasive observation of Amazonian wildlife in its natural habitat.
Anyone who may have watched the travel channel series “hotel Amazon” may be super excited to book their trip so they can witness “wild monkeys” taking over their boats. I am sorry to bring the bad news but those are not wild monkeys. There is a river called Yarapa where there are many tourist lodges, […]
We have a small local style hut built in on a distant tributary of the Amazon River. This headwater area belongs to the community of San Gregorio. We are working together with the community of San Gregorio to promote the sustainable management of their tribal lands. Step one was to build a simple house to […]
Take a moment to see this tapir taking a drink. Four 31sc videos stitched together represent a flash in the life of an Amazonian Tapir as it cycles through its territory frequenting wallows between fruiting stands of forest. There can aslo be observed large bats flying around and the eyeshine of a water snake or […]
Last June, I was gardening at my home in Oran when I heard a bone chilling scream coming from the forest just behind the lodge. I immediately ran into the forest to investigate what had made the sound. After about ten minutes of searching, I found nothing. I started heading back to the lodge when […]
I would like to thank Michelle Lam who visited earlier this year for posting this video. They were on excursion upstream Amazon River from Otorongo lodge when they spotted this beautiful tamandua eating the fire ants from a cecropia tree.
Its the end of our low water season here on the Amazon River near Iquitos Peru. This means the tributaries from the distant foothills of the Andes Mountains are swelling with rainwater and start their rush to the main trunk of the Amazon and eventually to the Atlantic. There is a annual spike in the […]
The kinkajou (Potos flavus)is a distant member of the Raccoon (Procyonidae) family. They are the only member of the genus potos .They have large powerful canines yet primarily feed on ripe fruits and nectar from flowers of trees such as balsa. These incredible mammals even have a prehensile tail to help them as they clumsily […]
Pink and gray river dolphins abound in our area of the Amazon River. Some are so bold that they even slap their tails underneath the boat while we are watching. The gray river dolphins are more common to see because they do not use the seasonally flooded forest.The grays also jump much more due to […]