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The Chestnut-Eared Araçari is a frugivorous species, feeding on fruits from several plant species. However, it may also take flowers and nectar. It catches insects, and is known to hunt nestling birds and it takes eggs too. Click on the Aracari to learn more about the animals of the Tamshiyacu Tahuayo River!
Caimans are solitary creatures that gather only during the mating season. Caimans mate at the end of dry season when food is abundant (large number of fish end up trapped in shallow pools of water). Easy meals ensure energy required for development of eggs.
The bald red uakari is very rare, and only found in the reserve and buffer zone of the reserve. Bald uakaris are arboreal (tree-dwelling) animals, only coming down to the ground during the dry season for food. During the rainy season, the rainforest floods and the water rises to great levels, so the animals are safer up in the trees.
Pink river dolphins have unfused vertebrae in their neck, unlike other dolphins. This means that they can turn their head 180 degrees, allowing them to maneuver around tree trunks, rocks, and other obstacles found in their murky river environments.