Museo Ictícola

Amazon Basin

At the university 1.5km north of town along Cipriano Barace is the Museo Ictícola, an extensive aquarium featuring some of the 500 species of Amazonian fish; some are pickled and preserved, some still swimming. The electric-eel skeleton will make you think twice about jumping in the Beni. It's a B$5 moto-taxi ride.

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