A Jaguar relaxes on a tree trunk on the banks of the Tambopata river, in the Peruvian Amazon

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Puerto Maldonado

Visibly blossoming from its road connection to the outside world, Puerto Maldonado, capital of the southern jungle, has an increasingly smart sheen to the bedlam of its central streets, abuzz with tooting mototaxis (three-wheeled motorcycle rickshaw taxis).

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