The Wildlife Attractions
The Diversity of the
While the spectacles of Parrots and Otters are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, so are days filled with the incredible diversity of the Amazon.
At the Napo Wildlife Center® we have a tremendous biodiversity unmatched at other locations. Whether you are looking for rare birds, monkeys, or the larger mammals, the
Napo Wildlife Center® delivers.
Six of the eleven species of monkeys visit the lodge itself - one the of the benefits of being within the forest.
Professional guides, combined with the local knowledge of community members, will tailor your wildlife experience to your expectations and desires.
The two most accessible parrot clay licks in Ecuador are part of the
Napo Wildlife Center®
Reserve. We have constructed viewing blinds at each of
these clay licks so that visitors can comfortably watch as
hundreds of parrots and parakeets come to eat the clay that
aids in the digestion of their diet of unripe seeds and
fruits. Parrots visit each of the clay licks at
different times of day, so it is easy to visit both clay
licks in a single outing.
Once thought to have been hunted to extinction in Ecuador, Giant Otters thrive in the lake and streams surrounding the
seven-foot-long (two-meter-long) otters are unique to
tropical rivers of South America and can be individually
identified by their throat patches.
Napo Wildlife Center supports a unique, 82-square mile, private nature reserve within the northern portion of Yasuni National Park.
This region is a UNESCO biosphere reserve and among the most biologically diverse areas on Earth.
The Napo Wildlife Center®
Reserve and associated lodge were created and built by the local
Quichua community of Ańangu in partnership with the nonprofit conservation organization
EcoEcuador and is part of the Tropical Nature Conservation System.
The Napo Wildlife Center® is the only lodge on the south bank of the
Napo River, which harbors 30% more bird and animal species than the north bank.
parrot clay licks, Giant Otters, eleven primate species, and 568 species of birds,
Napo Wildlife Center®
is undoubtedly the finest wildlife destination in Amazonian Ecuador.
Your visit to the comfortable Napo Wildlife Center® is an unforgettable experience that directly protects both the community’s reserve and unique
Yasuni National Park. In addition to paying for
the protection of the Reserve area, we also provide
substantial support to the National Park.