June 26, 2016: Brazil: On The Trails Of The Jaguar In The Pantanal

 

Yes, the Pantanal is unique!  Who doesn’t dream of spotting such an elusive “Big Cat” as the Jaguar, an animal that played a central role in the old cultures of Central & South America.  And the Pantanal is indeed a place where your chances of spotting Jaguars in the wild are really high if you go there in the right season… Actually, the only place in the world!

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But the Pantanal offers much more than that: the largest tropical wetland area in the world is home to one of the greatest biodiversity on earth!

  • Birdwatchers will be in heaven, with altogether 700 species in this area

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  • Besides Jaguars, there are many other mammals to be spotted, small and big: monkeys, rodents like the Capybara, Foxes, Deers, Coatis, and if you are lucky Armadillos, Sloths, Anteaters & even Tapirs

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  • Even if you like caimans, you will get an overdose of them… With an estimated population of 20 million, you have there a mind-boggling concentration of 100 Black Caimans per square kilometers…

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