Bandeira do Brasil

Bandeira do Brasil

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WILDLIFE IN THE PANTANAL


 The Pantanal is a tropical wetland and one of the world's largest wetland of any kind. Most of it lies within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay, sprawling over an area estimated at between 140,000 square kilometres (54,000 sq mi) and 195,000 square kilometres (75,000 sq mi).


The name "Pantanal" comes from the Portuguese word pântano, meaning wetland, bog, swamp or marsh. The Pantanal ecosystem is also thought to be home to 1000 bird species, 400 fish species, 300 mammalian species, 480 reptile species and over 9000 different subspecies of invertebrates. Elevation of the Pantanal ranges from 80 to 150 m (260 to 490 ft) above sea level. Annual rainfall over the flood basin is between 1,000 and 1,500 mm (39 and 59 in), with most rainfall occurring between November and March.







PROMO-PANTANAL OF AQUIDAUANA-ENG SUB from mauricio copetti on Vimeo.





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