Over 150 years ago, in the steamy jungle of the Amazon Rainforest, the explorer and naturalist Henry Walter Bates was watching two different butterflies fly side-by-side. He had discovered that one was poisonous, which would make any predator sick if it was eaten. He also knew that the other lacked any poison defense.
Since 1989, Rainforest Expeditions has been an ardent supporter of macaw research through the Macaw Project. Viewing macaws is one of the most special experiences guests can have while their tour the amazon rainforest at our lodges. But did you know that 20% of all scarlet macaws that hatch will die of starvation?
Hello everybody one more time from the heart of the Peruvian Amazon!
I hadn’t originally intended to cover vampire bat facts in one of these blog instalments; however, when I saw the fascinating and unique footage (perhaps representing the only footage of parasitization of a wild host - a collared peccary) on one of my camera traps at Tambopata Research Center, in the Tambopata National Reserve, I needed no encouragement to pivot from my originally scheduled content.