On Timicuro Island, in the Tambopata region, which is located at about 15 miles
from Iquitos, you can visit the Monkey Reserve. It is a privately owned
park, where nine species of monkeys find a home.
There are woolly monkeys, black uakaris,
capuchins and others, all roaming free. Some of the monkeys have been kept
as pets and were donated after the owners found out they cannot keep a
monkey in the house.
Many jungle tour operators include a visit to this "Monkey
Island" as part of their excursions on the Amazon.