Pampa Galeras – Barbara D'Achille

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Pampa Galeras – Barbara D’Achille
IUCN category II (national park)
Location Ayacucho, Peru
Area 25 km²

Pampa Galeras – Barbara D’Achille is located in Ayacucho, Peru. It is the habitat of the vicuña.

Harvest festival: Fiesta del Chaccu[edit]

Every 24 June there at the Chaku festival (Quechua chaku hunt) hundreds of people trap the vicuñas with a big fence and a long rope. The vicuñas are driven into a corner where after a scissors dance and an Inca ceremony they can be sheared. The dance and the ceremony are probably performed as a pledge to the gods that the gods will agree with taking the crop. Vicuñas give the most precious wool.

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Coordinates: 14°41′35″S 74°22′08″W / 14.693°S 74.369°W / -14.693; -74.369