Did you know ...
Peru is the home of the world’s most famous bear. Paddington, created by Michael Bond, arrived in the UK as a stowaway from “deepest, darkest” Peru.
Both the tomato and potato hail from Peru – with the country producing more than 3000 varieties of potatoes.
New Zealand is pretty proud of its native birds, but we’ve got nothing on Peru. The South American country has 1701 species of birds – the highest in the world.
The National University of San Marcos in Lima is the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas, founded in 1551.
Like New Zealand, Peru is a huge exporter of wine. Grapes were first planted in Peru in 1554.