These are pictures from the Pilpintuwasi Butterfly Farm and Amazon Animal Orphanage. The lady who runs it is from Europe. She visited the Amazon about twenty years ago, fell in love, and stayed there. She saw a need for a butterfly farm and animal orphanage. She runs the ONLY legit animal orphanage in the Amazon. She is very passionate about her work. It's a little intimidating but motivating at the same time.
This is my husband and Chavo. She is a red faced Huacary monkey. Apparently female monkeys only like males. When my husband touched her she was purring. When I touched her she grabbed my hands with both of hers and bit my arm! Luckily it didn't break the skin but it sure freaked me out.
These last three pictures are of an indigenous village, Yaguas, we stopped at on the Nanay River in the Amazon Jungle. We danced together and listened to them sing. They taught us how shoot blow guns with poison darts. they were eager to sell their handmade goods and I had a hard time saying no. I brought home a few necklaces and bracelets. It was extraordinary to be in such a different and less complicated world than mine.
The tour agency we went with.