Jaguar, Giant Anteater And Ocelot
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The Pantanal Matogrossense National Park interactive map below indicates the general location of the 360° video footage taken in the area. Click on any of the icons on the map to watch.
Seeing one of these animals so close is an amazing experience. There are estimated to be about 5000 of them left in the wild.
Giant Armadillo Conservation Project (GACP) founder, Dr Arnaud Desbiez and his team have attempted for over a decade to safeguard the endangered giant armadillos and their threatened habitat in the Pantanal and other areas in Brazil.
Even though there is a healthy population in Brazil, sightings of these cats are rare and unpredictable because they are mostly nocturnal, becoming much more active after dark.
The town of Porto Jofre is one of the best places to see Jaguar in the Pantanal especially by boat along the river.
Pantanal Matogrossense National Park
Animals Found Here
On the predator list is the magnificent jaguar and ocelot cats and the Yacare alligators. The three giant species of anteater, otter and armadillo are also present and so is the marsh deer and capybara.
There are 236 species of mammal and 141 species of amphibian or reptile located in the greater Pantanal area.
How To Get There
The gateway city to reach the northern Pantanal area is Cuiabá. Soa Paolo and Rio De Janeiro both have frequent domestic flight connections to Cuiabá.
From there you need to make your way to the small town of Poconé, which is at the start of the Transpantaneira Highway. This road leads to Porto Jofre in the middle of the Pantanal region.
There are limited places to stay within the national park itself, but in the larger Pantanal area there is some excellent accommodation options.
Places such as Araras Eco Lodge, Pousada Do Rio Mutum, SouthWild Pantanal Lodge and the Mutum Expeditions Boat.
Is Pantanal Part Of A Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest, the largest rainforest in the world, is also located in Brazil, but the Pantanal doesn't form a part of it.
The Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world and though it does share some of the same vegetation, wildlife and birds as the Amazon, it doesn't form part of the same biome.
Birds Found Here
This area is a birding paradise with 463 species recorded such as the Greater Rhea, Hyacinth Macaw, Toco Toucan , Red Legged Seriema, and Helmeted Manakin.
History And Size
The Pantanal Matogrossense National Park was declared in 1981 and is considered a wetland of international importance.
It's located in the northwestern region of Brazil and covers an area of 1356 ㎢ (523 ㎡).