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Wildlife rescue center and butterfly farm

About Us


Our Mission is to end illegal wildlife trafficking through education, rescuing wildlife, and protecting their habitats. With our Uakari project, we are trying to repopulate and integrate these endangered species into their original habitat.


Our Vision is a world where animals are treated with respect and compassion and can live in their natural habitat without being threatened by humans.


At Pilpintuwasi we respect all living beings and consider education crucial to raising awareness about the plight of natural environments.

Latest News

Goodbye Florian

Goodbye Florian

Florian, the Saki monkey, was confiscated by ecological police in Tarapoto. When he arrived at Pilpintuwasi, he was dehydrated and infected by parasites. At Pilpintuwasi, Florian found companionship with a female Saki monkey called Zecke. They spent three years together and then, unfortunately, even with the great care we had given her she suddenly got sick. We ran tests and found out that her kidneys were

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Josefa arrived

Josefa arrived

Josefa is an adult female coati who arrived on the first of July of this year from Lima city.Josefa lived for years in a police station in Chorrillos district.She survived by hunting rats and mice and also receiving the leftovers from the policemen. The Wildlife organizations found out about her case and presented it to the ecological police. They called Pilpintuwasi to find out if there

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Chispa the baby sloth

Chispa the baby sloth

Chispa is a young two-fingered female sloth who has been with us for almost 5 months. She was found on our land, far from the installations, when one of the workers was looking for termites for Silvia, our termite-eaters. She was weighing only 400g and had infected injuries because of shrapnel (fortunately it didn’t stay under her skin). Also, we heard that people were feeding her

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Become a Volunteer


Let's make a Difference

Join our team of volunteers who are working to take care of the animals here in Pilpintuwasi. Together we are helping these animals to live as close to their natural conditions as possible.


Volunteer Work Schedule

Volunteer Tasks

Animal Sponsorship

Animal sponsorships are a great way to make wonderful and appreciated gifts for children and others who care about animals.
With your sponsorship, you will help us to cover the costs for each sponsored animal and allow the animals to live in comfort and have a better quality of life.



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Our Visitors

suuuper cool butterfly sanctuary. definitely a highlight of our time in Iquitos. fun, very informative tours available in English or Spanish. There are several species of birds and monkeys, sloths, a few ocelots, a tapir, and even a jaguar there for now. Well worth a visit

zaq C

Zaq C

(Translated by Google) Gudrun is an extraordinary person dedicating her life to helping animals and butterflies, for me it is something extraordinary It is not a zoo as they indicate on the contrary they want these animals to be free but in some cases it is not possible due to certain situations I hope this pandemic passes and again they can generate income so that they continue to help


Lizbeth Lidia Chuctaya

Very amazing place where you will see much more than butterflies. Various monkeys, Macaws, Ocelot, Jaguar, Tapier, and Tortoise. Well informed guides who care deeply about the animals there. A responsible sanctuary for animals.


Mike Strollo

Help us give the animals a second chance