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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

welcome Sultan- our new coati!

Please welcome… Sultan – the South American Coati. The ecological police of Iquitos, Peru had given us this young male on Saturday, 11th March 2023. The new addition to Pilpintuwasi wildlife rescue and isn’t he just the cutest?  (ESPAÑOL ABAJO) Unfortunately, they are becoming an increasingly popular pet due to the Coati’s appearance (unusual and rather beautiful). The rise of pet trends is disastrous for biodiversity

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Pedro – his Highness- the JAGUAR.

ESPANOL ABAJO Pedro – his majesty,  a jaguar (Panthera Onca) and the reason for Pilpintuwasi becoming a home to rescue animals from the illegal wildlife trade. We now serve as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the illegal wildlife trade.  That is right, Pedro was in fact the first animal rescue to come to the centre, which opened first as just a mariposariom –

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Butterfly house (Mariposario)

(Español abajo) Pilpintuwasi is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting animals affected by the illegal wildlife trade which today is one of the biggest businesses in the world. At Pilpintuwasi, we currently have about 20 species of animals, such as jaguars, ocelots, tapir, parrots, a toucan, and many different species of monkeys and butterflies. Before opening our doors to animals in need of refuge from the

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A goodbye & thank you to a great wildlife warrior. Alexis Diaz Limaco – Gracias for todo!

A goodbye & thank you to a great wildlife warrior. Alexis Diaz Limaco – Gracias for todo! On the 27th April 2023, the world lost a champion for wildlife activism, animal welfare, and rights. Alexis Diaz Limaco was Animal Defenders International Latin American General Manager. He was our correspondent to the animals we care for at Pilpintuwasi that were Rescued through ADI and brought to us

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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.


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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

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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