Sunday, November 27, 2011

Animals and Plants of Manu NP

“The biological diversity found in Manú National Park exceeds that of any other place on Earth.”

After spending just four days in the park I have no problem believing this UNESCO’s statement justifying the presence of Manu NP on World Heritage List. The number and the variety of the exotic plants and animals we saw in the park were just unbelievable. At a first glance, the animals you can see during an African safari can seem more impressive, but after you take a second look, you will realize that the Amazon Jungle is much more mesmerizing. It might be missing the big game, but it more than compensates for it with the variety and sheer numbers of the small animals. And as far as the plant kingdom is concerned, the Amazon Jungle is the uncontested winner.

Speaking from my personal experience, I can tell you that after a few days on an African safari I would feel like doing something else, but in the Amazon Jungle I could stay, without getting bored, for a month, or even longer. There is just so much to do and so much to see! A small testimony to that can be the photos of a few interesting animals and plants that I posted below.