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Pantanal, floodplain in south-central Brazil that extends into northeast Paraguay and southeast Bolivia. It lies mainly within the Brazilian estados (states) of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso. The Pantanal is one of the world’s largest freshwater wetlands, and the extent of its seasonally dynamic area is estimated to be from 54,000 square miles (140,000 square km) to 81,000 square miles (210,000 square km). The wetlands extend for about 375 miles (600 km) north-to-south along the banks of the upper Paraguay River and several of its tributaries, including the São Lourenço and the Taquari rivers.
The Pantanal provides sanctuary for a rich assortment of wildlife, consisting of thousands of varieties of butterflies, hundreds of species of fishes, and many mammals and reptiles, including howler and capuchin monkeys, tapirs, capybaras, anacondas, and caimans. The region is also home to a number of endangered or increasingly rare animals, including the jaguar, giant anteater, cobalt-blue hyacinth macaw (the world’s largest parrot), marsh deer, and giant otter. Among the roughly 600 species of birds that live in the region are the heron, ibis, duck, greater rhea (South America’s largest flightless bird), and jabiru stork.
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