Tag: Giant Otters

Giant River Otters of the Rio tres Irmaos

Giant Otters were once found throughout large areas of South America .  By the 1970’s their numbers had fallen dramatically. This was mainly due  to a demand for their pelts, deforestation, and human disturbance. When we travelled in 2008 to the Peruvian Amazonian rain forest,  they had become an endangered species. We travelled by canoe up…


Jaguars on the Cuiaba River

Morning boat safari After breakfast at 6.00 a.m. we were on the Cuiaba River for 6.30 a.m with slightly damp shoes but eager to start. Susannah, the biologist accompanied us on the boat. We had not been travelling very far when we spotted an Osprey high on a tree, at what turned out to be…