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Cutervo National Park

Cutervo National Park is the oldest National Park in Peru. It was established September 8, 1961 by means of Law N 13964 by the Peruvian Government as the first protected natural area created. Its creator was Salomon Vilchez Murga (1907-1993), a recognized Biologist who was born in Cutervo, Peru. When created, the park included a total of , which has been expanded to . The park is located in the San Andres de Cutervo District, Cutervo Province, Cajamarca. There are lots of caves in this park including San Andres Cave, where the guacharo lives - a bird in danger of extinction


The principal objective is the protection of the flora and fauna and as well as the conservation of the beautiful scenic locations of the cordillera de los Tarros.


Its main attraction is the Cueva del Guacharo, a one-hour walk from the locality of San Andres. In the cave is a colony of guacharo, nocturnal birds that feed exclusively on fruit and nuts. There is also a stream which flows under this cave, containing a species of catfish (Astroblepus rosei).

The park contains endangered animals such as: jaguar, ocelot, spectacled bear, neotropical river otter, colocolo, mountain tapir, and the national bird called the Andean Cock-of-the-rock.

External links

Cutervo Nacional Park (in Spanish)

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