Slideshow
Beautiful Peru

January 6, 2017

Check out four amazing shots from one of our favorite feeds. Follow WCS Peru for more.

1. A jaguar

The most powerful predator in the Americas can be found from Mexico to Argentina. Peru is an important stronghold for it because the small mammals it eats are abundant there.

97wa6dwco andre baertschi 2
Photo Credit: ©André Baertschi/WCS Peru

2. Capybara

The largest rodent in the world, the capybara is known to stick close to the water as protection from predators.

8y1rc24r3q andre baertschi 3
Photo Credit: ©André Baertschi/WCS Peru

3. Yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles

One of the largest South American river turtle species. Here toying with a swarm of colorful butterflies.

1oddk6w8bk andre baertschi
Photo Credit: ©André Baertschi/WCS Peru

4. A red howler monkey

These guys are aptly named—their cries echo for miles.

Ikwvw7dbu andre barteschi 4
Photo Credit: ©André Baertschi/WCS Peru

We need your help

Your tax-deductible gift supports cutting-edge exhibits, first-class animal care, and in-depth research to help threatened wildlife survive and thrive.

Stand for Wildlife

Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!