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The Pantanal offers some of South America's finest wildlife watching. From jaguars to anacondas, parrots to caimans, this is the place in Brazil to see animals. Choose your season carefully — come in the dry season for birdwatching, or head there just after the rains for mammals.

Wildlife in the Pantanal

A guide to wildlife watching in the Pantanal

The Pantanal provides the best wildlife watching in South America. Here's a guide to the Pantanal's breath-taking gatherings of mammals, birds and reptiles, including many record-breakers of the natural world that are easy to spot here. Visitors stand a fine chance of watching the world’s largest parrot (hyacinth macaw), the largest rodent (the pig-sized capybara), the longest snake (green anaconda) and greatest gathering of crocodilians (yacaré caiman), as well as the New World’s mightiest cat (jaguar) and South America’s heaviest land mammal (South American tapir) more

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