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ACOBIA-DWAzoo

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Address: On the IIAP compound at KM 4.5 of the highway to Nauta, Iquitos 16000, Peru
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Incredible!!

Manatees are my all time favorite animal, and I was so excited to finally see some up close! It's a very nice little zoo/reserve, with several different species of monkeys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mossy120
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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard working people trying to do their best for the manatees with very little funding. Small place, nice tour, fun to touch and feed the adult manatees, but overall felt sad for the animals there.

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New York
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manatees are my all time favorite animal, and I was so excited to finally see some up close! It's a very nice little zoo/reserve, with several different species of monkeys, sloths, otters, turtles, etc. to see and an informative guided tour. The manatees are the best part, with both babies being raised and adults in a large pool. You have... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

It’s incredible that there are people who are interested in rescuing these mammals who are in danger of extinction. To arrive this places you have to take a motorbike and the price is 10 or 15 soles and you travel around 25 minutes until to get ACOBIA DW Zoo. Here you have the opportunity to learn about these mammals.

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Dublin, Ireland
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104 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is the same as the Amazon rescue center - education program for kids. Rescue center for Manatees, Crocs, turtles and monkies. Can feed and pet the Manatees. The guides and the volunteers do a great job. The center could do with serious money to upgrade facilities for Manatees and Monkies.

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Thank Rob W
Walden, Colorado
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Worth stopping in to walk around. You get to see rescued animals, and get up closer than you can in the US. The monkeys are extremely friendly and fun to watch. Also you can hold Boa's along w/ swim on a lake beach.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is just amazing. It was so much fun. It is not big. Count about 1-1.5 hours. Very professional. This is a great place, it's fun and it's a good place to support with the visit. In my opinion, one highlight in Iquitos.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We loved the educational information provided by the organization and learning about the programs they offer local schools and children regarding animal and plant protection. Petting the manatees was great, and feeding them was so much fun. Definitely pay the extra 5 soles to do this. The only part we wish could be improved is the time spent with the... More 

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Russellville, Indiana
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was my families first time feeding manatees. They did feel like an eggplant just like our guide said they would. I was impressed with the educational part of this visit and it was very fun!

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Thank Dawn B
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love the way this people works! They were real professionals (young biologist was my guide). And the whole concept is amazing. You can not miss it!! They rescue not only manatees, macaws, and monkeys as well. We need more places like this around the world.

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Thank Xavier L
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I can't express enough how important this place is. This center is funded by the Dallas World Aquarium (DWA) and rescues and rehabilitates orphaned manatees. It also educates locals about the importance of the conservation of Amazon. The staff there is dedicated, knowledgable and has big plans to preserve the land and wildlife. A visit to the center makes you... More 

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