Day 12 - Refugio Amazonas
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October 13th, 2009 – by: aggiephikt
We ate lunch and as the weather had subsided we went out for our afternoon activity. We on a medicinal plant walk where we found out about the local plant life and the medicinal properties they held. After that we went across the river to a local farm to see how they ecologically farm without clear cutting the rain forest.
We were headed to the lookout to catch sunset when we came across a Capybara that was on the riverbank right where we were disembarking. The local guides/boat masters had named him Rome. We were able to get very close as he was slightly injured after a jaguar attack and the guys had pretty much had him calmed down. We got some great pics.
Ended the day with another fine dinner by the staff at Refugio. Great trip to the jungle!
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