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Pantanal description and photo - Brazil. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Pantanal.
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The Pantanal is a unique protected area, the largest wetland in the world covered with flowering vegetation. For several hundred years, the unique climate of the Pantanal has contributed to the development of a unique flora and fauna characteristic only of this region. The reserve is located in the southwestern part of Brazil. Since 2000, the Pantanal conservation area has been taken under the protection of UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Paraguay River flows through the Pantanal. Since the region is located on a plain, water entering here passes through the entire territory within four months. The river feeds swamps, lakes and flood meadows. All of them are necessary for the life of animals and birds living in the reserve. Many endangered mammals in other regions of the country in the Pantanal live in large numbers. Among them, the largest rodent on the planet is the capybara. In general, the fauna of the Pantanal is the richest in the world: 650 species of birds, and more than 1000 species of butterflies. The reserve is home to about 80 species of such animals as: wolf guara, anteater, sloth, wild pig, parrots, owls, several species of deer and monkeys, armadillos, coati and many others. The rivers of this area are inhabited by about 263 species of fish: pintadu, sashara, piranha, surimbata, as well as numerous species of snakes, turtles and reptiles.
One cannot but mention the flora of the Pantanal. There are fig trees, giant ferns, palms up to 10 meters in height, various types of wild roses, piuva trees, lilies, giant water lilies and many others.
The most favorable period to visit the Pantanal is from May to October. Tourist excursions to the reserve last from several hours to several days. Safaris, crocodile hunting, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and boat trips are organized. Several campgrounds have been built on the territory of the Pantanal, where accommodation will not leave indifferent any lover of wildlife.
The Pantanal is an ideal place for photographers, scientists, fishermen and just residents of megacities tired of the urban rhythm of life.>
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