Video: Strange creature crossing the river causes the sightseeing boat to suddenly stop in the middle of the Amazon forest

Video: Strange creature crossing the river causes the sightseeing boat to suddenly stop in the middle of the Amazon forest

A boat full of ecotourists is traveling on a river in the Sucumbíos province, located in northeastern Ecuador.

Suddenly, they had to stop. Well, there was a caravan of many creatures crossing the river to cross the other bank.

These creatures are the white-liped peccary pig (Tayassu pecari), one of the most hunted creatures in the Amazon. Not only that, forest fires are also a serious threat to the number of this rare pig.

Herds of peccary pigs crossed the river.

They are endemic to the Amazon forest with an adult weight of about 22kg, a length of 1.1m. Like many other pigs, white-lip peccary pigs are omnivores, their lifespan is about 13 years.

This pig can live in large herds from 20 to 300 individuals, they often cross rivers in search of a place for food. Peccary pigs are also indicators of the health of the Amazon forest because they live in large herds and are widely distributed throughout the forest.

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