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Rupununi River – Boating

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Kids of Yupukari Village boating up the Rupununi River on a recreational and educational tour.

Did you know that the word “Rupununi” is derived from a Makushi word “rapon” which means “black bellied whistling duck”? The black bellied whistling duck is found along the banks of the Rupununi River.

Sandbank – Rupununi River

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Kids of Yupukari Village in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America enjoy some recreational and educational activities on the sandbank of the Rupununi River.

Yupukari River is home the Caiman House Eco Lodge which grew out of international research of the endangered black caiman. The black caiman is only remaining in about three places on earth – the Rupununi River being one of them.

School Athletics – Rewa Village – North Rupununi Savannahs

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It’s school sports time in Rewa Village – North Rupununi Savannahs, and these Rupununi Tigers won’t get left behind! Did you know that some of Guyana’s greatest athletes hail from the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana?

The photo above was taken around June 2014 in Rewa.

Children’s Mash Parade 2019 – Rupununi

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The children Mash Parade was held as a Pre-Mash celebration in Lethem, Rupununi Savannahs, Guyana, South America on the 25th of Janaury 2019. Schools from various parts of the Rupununi Savannahs came out to the town of Lethem to take part in the Mash Competitions.

Mashramani in Guyana is used to celebrate the birth of the Republic. Guyana was declared a Republic on the 23rd of February, 1970. The word Mashramani is derived from an Amerindian language and it means celebration after hard work.

In focus in the photo above are students of the Yupukari Primary School of Central Rupununi Savannahs taking part in the performances.

The photo above was taken on the 25th of January 2019 by Patrick Carpen.

Graduation – Yupukari Village – Central Rupununi

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It’s graduation time at Yupukari Village, Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America!

These beautiful children are now holding the keys to unlocking their educational future.

Yupukari is an Amerindian Reserve Settlement located in Central Rupununi, Guyana, South America. It is home to the rare and endangered species of black caiman which is the subject of international research and studies. The black caiman is said to be remaining in only 3 places on earth – with Yupukari being one of them. The study of the black caiman by an American group led to the creation of the Caiman House Eco Lodge.

Other tourism activities in Yupukari include fishing, bird watching, visiting the site of El Dorado and Rupununi River tours.