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How to Spot Jaguars in the Wild
My best advice for capturing more than a glimpse…Learn their behavior!
Jaguars on the Road to Recovery in Latin America
“When you save the jaguar, you save much more...You save the water you drink, you save the air you breathe, and you save a stable climate.”
Parallels of the Pantanal and the Northern Great Plains
As a biologist working with ranch communities on landscape conservation in the NGP, I found myself visiting the Pantanal in June 2022 with Natural Habitat Adventures and was able to witness how landscape conservation is pursued in the Pantanal. I found the similarities in our two settings to be nearly as striking as the differences.
International Jaguar Day—Just in Time?
According to World Wildlife Fund, there are only about 170,000 or so of these big cats left in the wild.
Traveler Story: Tracking Jaguars in the Pantanal
The most memorable moment was experiencing the elusive jaguar. I was overjoyed to be able to witness their daily lives without impacting them by our presence.
Brazil’s Cerrado Biome and the Story of the Maned Wolf
The star of the Cerrado, even more than the jaguar, giant anteater, giant armadillo and marsh deer, is the maned wolf.
Found: Fishing Jaguars in Brazil’s Phenomenal Pantanal
Continuing to gather knowledge about how these big cats live and how adept they are at adapting to changes in the world’s largest freshwater wetland—could be paramount in helping to protect them into the future.
Traveler Story: The Pantanal's Wonders in Photos
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...
Incredible Wildlife Sightings in Brazil's Pantanal
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...
5 Strange Species to See in the Pantanal
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...
10 Watery Wetland Facts about the Pantanal
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...
Why the Pantanal?
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...
Golden Lion Tamarin Monkeys in Brazil
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...