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Brazil & The Pantanal

The Pantanal covers an area about 75,000 square miles and is composed of tropical savannah, forest, rivers and lagoons. It is sometimes described as the largest fresh water marsh on earth and is akin to a huge Delta that empties to no-where, as most of the water is trapped until the dry season.

The Pantanal has two very distinct seasons. The rainy season begins in October and lasts till early April during this time much of the land is covered by water. In the dry season of April thru September the water receeds creating a new life cycle of vast grass lands with scattered lakes and lagoons. As you would suspect this radical shift in seasons creates an enviornment rich in biological diversity with over 650 bird species as well as many other unique creatures such as Jaguars, Capybaras, Giant Anteaters, Sloths, Tapirs, Anacondas, Caimans, Giant River Otters, Coatis, Deer, Wolves and many species of Bats. In addition the region has many species of freshwater tropical fish including Piranhas.

See our "Pantanal Wanderings" blog at:

Cruising the Cuiaba River in Northern Pantanal, video at:
A Wild Journey on Brazil's Transpantaneira Highway video at:

Check out our New Children's Book "Animal ABCs" at:

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Brazil's Northern Pantanal by Bill Klipp
:: Brazil's Northern Pantanal by Bill Klipp ::
Northern Pantanal by Linda Klipp
:: Northern Pantanal by Linda Klipp ::
Brazil's Southern Pantanal
:: Brazil's Southern Pantanal ::