The mission of Zoo Peru Inc. is to preserve and protect the biodiversity of the Peruvian Amazon Forest We achieve this through:
Teaching and practising conservation
Providing employment for local people
Helping to preserve endangered species and habitats
In 1993, Antony Taggart, David Polinsky and Roland Noronha Melendez began working at the Quistococha Zoo in Iquitos Peru.
Most of the animals within the collection were victims of the illegal pet trade and had been
confiscated by police.
Animals were housed in unsatisfactory conditions.
Zoo Peru was established initially to aid the zoo, improving the quality of life for the animals housed there.
Our vision is now wider, concentrating
on education, employment and
preservation of endangered species.