Caught on Camera: Peru


Jaime and Andy are our biodiversity monitors in Peru. As well as footage of a rare eagle, they’ve been sending us some brilliant pictures of life in the Asháninka forest.

Check out some of the latest finds from the camera traps below.

Caught on Camera: Peru This hunter is near-threatened in Peru where habitat loss is having an effect on populations. Slender and agile, it will eat any animal it can catch. Puma Puma concolor
Caught on Camera: Peru This solitary mammal look a bit like a weasel. It eats fruit and honey as well as small mammals and insects and is an expert climber, using that long powerful tail for balance. Tayra Eira barbara
Caught on Camera: Peru Numbers of Tayra are decreasing. They are hunted for their fur and their habitats are decreasing. They appear to be thriving in our Asháninka partnership though, which is great news. Tayra Eira barbara
Caught on Camera: Peru This bird is shy and retiring. It's also near-threatened. No wonder it looks so shifty. Wattled Guan Aburria aburri
Caught on Camera: Peru A large bird with a striking blue beak, it's distinguishable by its red and yellow fleshy wattle that dangles from its throat and thrives in wet mountain forest, like that of the Peruvian Amazon. Wattled Guan Aburria aburri
Caught on Camera: Peru Much less abundant than previously thought, this medium sized cat makes a huge range of sounds including purrs, whistles, yaps, and a bird-like chirp. Jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi
Caught on Camera: Peru The only bear native to South America and technically the largest carnivore, though as little as 5% of its diet is meat. Spectacled Bear Tremarctos ornatus
Caught on Camera: Peru The distinctive facial patterns are unique to each individual. Sadly trophy hunting and habitat loss is making these beautiful bears vulnerable. Spectacled Bear Tremarctos ornatus

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