Visit: Amazon Rescue Center, Carr. Iquitos-Nauta Km 4, 5,, Iquitos 16000 Peru
Amazon Rescue Center (CREA) is a conservation project that works in partnership with The Dallas World Aquarium Zoo and the Research Institute of the Peruvian Amazon.
Located 30 minutes from Iquitos downtown by tuk tuk or 1 hour by bus, CREA offers you the possibility to experience the real conservation in the Peruvian Amazon. The species in the rescue center were rescued from different places where kept illegally in captivity.
After the rehabilitation, they are released to their natural habitat. So far CREA has released 23 manatees, 2 pink dolphins, anteaters, sloths, turtles and other animals. One of our guides will explain you the rehabilitation process in the different areas we have such as: Reptiles (yellow spotted river turtle, tortoise), monkeys, birds and manatees. You will also visit our interpretation center "The flooded forest" with real size fiber glass statues of the main aquatic species of the amazon.
The tour lasts an hour, you will walk through our path in the forest where you can learn more about the Amazonian.
Duration: 1 hour