5 Mangoes to Try When in Peru

It was recently reported that Peru is the largest supplier of mangoes to the United Kingdom. UK is also the largest consumer of mangoes in all of Europe, though UK will no longer be part of the EU, which is a different story altogether. The second largest consumer is Germany, closely followed by France. Mango, often known as the king of fruits, is consumed all over the world, and the Peruvian varieties are just as delicious as any other variety. Read more..

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Researchers Discover Whale Fossil in Peru

Peru’s coast spans hundreds of miles along the Pacific Ocean, home to thousands of species of marine life. Recently, researchers unearthed a 36.4 million year-old fossil belonging to an ancient whale. The discovery fills an academic gap that researchers struggled with, which left them wondering about certain aspects of baleen whales. Read more..

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Peru Rescues Galapagos Tortoises

A couple of weeks ago, Peru’s National Forest and Wildlife Service seized 29 endangered Galapagos tortoises from a bus, before being shipped to Europe. Peru falls in the international route to Europe for wild animal trade. The tortoises came from Ecuador and most smugglers use Peru as a transit before the animals reach Europe. Some of the tortoises were taken in by a zoo for treatment, while the rest were sent back to Ecuador. Read more..

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Andean Bears Found in Machu Picchu

If you thought Machu Picchu was all about history and culture, think again. A wildlife survey revealed that the historical site is also home to the Andean bear. The bear is biologically important and international organizations have been working very hard to conserve the species. The study was undertaken by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society). It was known that the area was home to bears it was not known to what extent the bears had claimed the territory as their own. Read more..

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Peru’s Taricaya Turtle Conservation Efforts Finally Pay Off

Peru is home to thousands of species that are unique, and as the country is extremely diverse, the flora and fauna of Peru reflect this diversity. Unfortunately, many of these species are endangered due to human activities, global warming, and sheer evolutionary effects. The yellow-spotted Amazon River turtles are one of those species that are considered to be endangered. They are also quite vulnerable to changes that we are experiencing as a planet. Read more..

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