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The Sacred City of Caral or Caral-Supe is the capital of the Norte Chico Civilization of Supe located in the Supe Valley, 200 km (124 miles) north of Lima. The …

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Inca Civilization

The Inca civilization was the largest Pre-Columbian civilization in the Americas and Cusco was its capital. The best kept example of its architecture is Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

The Sacred City is one of the most significant archeological sites left by the Incas

Culture

Fascinating culture and Inca heritage of this beautiful country

Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. It occupies an important place in Inca mythology.

Animals of Peru

Animals in Peru have specialized and adapted to the conditions of its geography. At higher altitude levels, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of oxygen.

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Amazon Rainforest Animals

Poison dart frog

The Amazon Rainforest is home to more than 10,000 species of mammals, with a great majority comprised by bats and rodents. Bats account for about 950 of the mammal species. …

Animals of Peru – Reptiles

black caiman

The habitat of Peru’s reptiles is concentrated on the eastern side of the country, in the   Here the warm and humid weather makes for a comfortable environment where to …

El Niño effect and biodiversity on the shores of Peru – The Anchovy case

birds diving for anchovies

Thanks to the Humboldt Current also known as the Peruvian Current the waters adjacent to the is one the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. This 200 nautical …

Animals of Peru-Mammals

Andean Titi Monkey

Peru has a diverse , from the bordering the long to the and . Because of this wide geographical range and different altitudes and climates, animals have adapted and …

Amazon River Ecosystem and Biodiversity

piranha

The biodiversity of the Amazon River is the richest of any river in the world. Its waters are populated by 2,500 different species of fish. Mammals, amphibians and water snakes also call the Amazon River home.

Biodiversity in the Andes

Alpaca with a full coat

Each has specialized fauna and flora that have adapted to its conditions. At higher levels, 14,000 feet/4,267 meters, few animals and plants can survive because of the lack of …

Endangered Animals in the Andes

Andean Eagle in Flight in Colca Canyon, Peru

Many Andean animals are in danger of extinction and are protected by Andean government nations and international organizations. Among the some of the endangered animals are:
Andean Condor
The condor is the most …

Relatives of the Camel

Huanaco in the Altiplano

Llamas
Llamas are relatives of the camel family. tamed llamas about 5,000 years ago, since then they have become important animals in Peru. The llamas had an important place in …