The area around Lago La Paloma and Lago Azul is well known as one of the largest natural reserves in southern Chile for Huemul, a protected native deer, highly endangered and rarely seen. It is estimated that only about 1,500 huemuls survive today, a few of which often visit the isolated upper Turbio River and the lenga forests on the shores of Lago Paloma. Huemul sightings require patience and a good dose of luck, but the possibilities of seeing them are very real and a great prize to take home for any nature lover – one that even a National Geographic crew would envy! The huemuls on our property are very tame and if you are lucky enough to find them, they will allow you to get quite close – just watch the footage on our video. Being so close to these beautiful, rare creatures is a very moving experience.
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