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.