Created 12-Jun-12
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The Pantanal is located in western Brazil near the borders of Bolivia and Paraguay, and is the largest freshwater wetland in the world. Covering 200,000 square kilometres, it is roughly half the size of the US state of California and comprises an impressive mosaic of forests, grasslands, swamps and rivers. The singular ecological and hydrological characteristics of the area make it a spectacular sanctuary of flora and fauna, home to myriad species such as the caiman, tapirs, giant anteaters, and hyacinth macaws.To date 3,500 plant, 500 butterfly, 400 fish, 30 frog, 80 reptile, 690 bird, and 75 mammal species have been found in the Pantanal
GREAT EGRETBRAZILIAN dUCKS WITH SOUTHERN LAPWINGSBUFF NECKED IBISBUFF NECKED IBISRUFESCENT TIGER HERON-FEMALEWATTLED JACANA-FEMALEJACANA GUARDING HER NEST IN THE SWAMPWATTLED JACANA-MALEWHITE RUMPED MONJITASAFFRON FINCHPARADISE JACAMAR

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