Thanks to camera traps set up by WWF in the Peruvian Amazon, many rare species have been caught on film as they move about the forest.
Meet the animals
There’s the jaguar
, the largest cat species in South America, as well as the smaller-sized puma
Moving past the camera in search of food – and to not become food for the above mentioned predators - are red brocket deer
and white-lipped peccaries
, and a razor-billed curassow
Other native species posing for the camera include a tapir
, a giant anteater
and giant armadillo
, a short-eared dog
and a weasel-like tayra
Cameras for conservation
WWF is working in the Amazon to protect these species and many others.
By using camera traps, scientists can learn more about a species and their habits as well as threats to their survival, which include habitat loss, deforestation, hunting and wildlife trade.
This valuable information will contribute to WWF’s efforts to develop effective conservation measures.