Belen Market in Peru: The Good The Bad And The Monkey

photo of monkey torso belen market peru

Warning! This article contains graphic descriptions and photos of slaughtered wildlife. 

 On my final day on my vets abroad trip to Peru with Amazon Cares, I ventured into truly uncharted territory at the Belen Market. Over the past two weeks, I have had many unsettling experiences, yet the sights, smells, and tastes (in which […]

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Deadly Sin? The Sloths of the Amazon Are More Sinfully Cute

Patrick Mahaney Brown Sloth Peru Close Up

During my Amazon Cares veterinary volunteer trip to Peru, I made the most of my free time by partaking in planned excursions centered around experiencing the native animals of the Amazon Jungle. One early morning boat trip took me to see the sloths that lived near our housing at the Explornapo Lodge. Apparently, the sloths […]

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Rainforest Canopy Walk Tests My Walking Skills

Photo of Patrick Mahaney Rainforest Bridge Peru

Although I feel as though I have well mastered the ability to walk (yet chewing gum and doing so can sometimes be a challenge), this basic skill was recently put to test. As I have been working hard during my vets abroad trip with Amazon Cares to Peru (see Capturing Treating and Releasing the Street […]

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