Wildlife Extra writes about the subject of this video:
Camera trap videos fantastic range of wildlife in the Peruvian Amazon
Amazon biodiversity caught on film – Our thanks to Paul Rosolie for the video and the information
March 2013. A Peru-based conservationist has captured some great videos that showcase the biodiversity of the Amazon by setting up a camera trap trained on a single “colpa” salt lick in the western Amazon.
Monkeys, anteaters, jaguars, pumas, ocelots and a variety of birds
Paul Rosolie documented an extraordinary variety of species, some of which are threatened, in an area now targeted by loggers, miners, and other developers. During a four-week period, Paul’s camera collected footage of dozens of species, including a troop of howler monkeys, a giant anteater, and a host of big cats – including jaguars, pumas, and ocelots – constantly on the hunt for prey.
In the video, Paul, who is a director at a research station for Tamandua Expeditions, documented the wildlife in a region of the lower Las Piedras River in Peru.
“Seeing incredible abundance and diversity at a single location in the forest, in so short a time, is something we have never seen before,” said Paul.
At one point in the video, Paul himself is stalked by a jaguar whilst adjusting the camera at night! Not for the fainthearted this job.
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