Rare Andean Mammals Tour – Trip Report – Royle Safaris – November 2019

In November 2019 Royle Safaris ran our first Rare Andean Mammals Tour to Ecuador, focusing on Bellavista and Cayambe Coca National Park for 10 days. We found evidence of a 20 species of mammals including Andean tapirs, Spectacled bears (the highlight being 2 bears cooperatively hunting and chasing an Andean tapir), Stump-tailed porcupine, Olinguito, Tayra and a very rare and cool sighting of a Colocolo (depending on your chosen taxonomy either a subspecies or form of Pampas cat or a distinct species specialised for the paramo and cloud forests).

Rare Andean Mammals – Nov 2019 (MW)

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