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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