Zoo Peru focuses our conservation efforts and assistance for people, flora and fauna in the Amazon rainforest in Peru, South America. Antony Taggart, Roland Noronha Melendez and David Polinsky established Zoo Peru Inc. over 18 years ago, primarily to assist the Quistococha Zoo which struggled for finances to satisfactorily house a large range of indigenous species of fauna. Since then, Zoo Peru Inc. has become involved in other projects to conserve habitat, provide sustainable employment and assist with rescue and relocation of animals from the illegal pet trade.
“One single tree in Peru was found to harbor forty-three different species of ants - a total that approximates the entire number of ant species in the British Isles”. 2011 has been declared the International Year of Forests by the United Nations and Zoo Peru is committed to the protection of critical habitats such as Amazon rainforest. This year we are helping to lock up land for conservation through our Rescue Rainforest project .