It seems that tourists are not the only ones exploring the Machu Picchu Sanctuary in ever greater numbers. Spectacled bears appear to be thriving in the protected World Heritage park.
This young spectacled bear was spooked earlier this week by the din of an army helicopter, possibly piloted by President Ollanta Humala himself. So he made a dash through Machu Picchu, crossing paths with tourists.
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Chaparrí, the private reserve in Northern Peru created and run by the local community, will soon offer visitors llama-supported treks, according to the reserve Director Heinz Plenge.
In pre-Hispanic times, the Andean Condor was known as “Apu Kuntur,” a divine messenger from Inti, the Sun God.
Reuters reports that two Peruvian coffee producers — Cecovasa and Chanchamayo Highland Coffee Co. — are now making one of the most expensive coffees in the world by retrieving arabica beans from the dung of a long-nosed jungle mammal called the coati, a tropical cousin of the raccoon.