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Brazil's Pantanal Stories & Articles

Ever wonder how it feels to come upon the piercing gaze of a jaguar in the wilds of Brazil? How about what it's like to photograph screeching monkeys and macaws in the rain forest canopy? Find out in this collection of inspirational first-hand accounts written by Nat Hab travelers and staff. The links below open each article in a new tab.
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10 Watery Wetland Facts about the Pantanal

10 Watery Wetland Facts about the Pantanal

—By Maddi Higgins
The sheer abundance of large birds, reptiles and mammals mark the Pantanal's importance as a huge reservoir of biodiversity. Here are 11 facts about these wondrous wetlands. The Pantanal covers an area of 66,100 square miles...
5 Strange Species to See in the Pantanal

5 Strange Species to See in the Pantanal

—By Maddi Higgins
The capybara is the world’s largest rodent; its closest relative is the guinea pig. Adult capybaras grow from 3.5 to 4.5 feet in length and typically weigh 77 to 146 pounds. The largest capybara ever recorded was a 201-pound wild female from Brazil...
Incredible Wildlife Sightings in Brazil's Pantanal

Incredible Wildlife Sightings in Brazil's Pantanal

—By Emily Goodheart Kautz
The Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater wetland, extending across more than 75,000 square miles in the heart of South America. Nat Hab travelers explore this species-rich region by boat and on foot, encountering a host of animals, from giant river...
Why the Pantanal?

Why the Pantanal?

—By Holly Glessner
Pantanal comes from the Portuguese word pantano, which means wetland, swamp or bog. This conservation area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 due to its unique and rich biodiversity of plant and animal life...
Traveler Story: The Pantanal's Wonders in Photos

Traveler Story: The Pantanal's Wonders in Photos

—By Gary and Myrna Paige
Nat Hab travelers Gary and Myrna Paige recently journeyed with us to experience Jaguars & Wildlife of Brazil's Pantanal and shared these stunning photos of their adventure...
Golden Lion Tamarin Monkeys in Brazil

Golden Lion Tamarin Monkeys in Brazil

—By Mandy Scott
The golden lion tamarin monkey can be found only in the Atlantic rain forest in the Brazilian state of Rio. In order to see these wild primates in their natural habitat, my group left the city of Rio de Janeiro early in the morning...
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