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Dec 4, 2005 - Manu ecological reserve

Manu Bioreserve, supposedly the best preserved section of the Amazon rainforest. Part of the reserve is closed to any visitors and there are tribes living within it who still hunt and fish in the traditional manner and have no contact with the outside world. It's a long voyage from Cusco to the reserve zone, taking almost three days by truck, river boat and raft. Along the way we saw many birds including the Peruvian Cock of the Rock performing its mating ritual and Macaws flocking to a clay lick in search of minerals to balance their fruit...

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