Pantanal Adventure Tours
The Pantanal is bounded by the Chiquitano dry forests to the west and northwest, by the Arid Chaco dry forests to the southwest, and the Humid Chaco to the south. The Cerrado savannas lie to the north, east, and southeast.
During the rainy season (December to May), the Pantanal water levels rise more than three meters. Just as annual floods on the Nile allow for fertile, arable land, the dramatic increase of water during the rainy season nourishes the producers of the Pantanal, which, in turn, nourishes all the other species as well.
This ecosystem is home to a known 3,500 species of plants, as well as over 650 birds, and 400 species of fish. The Pantanal is a natural home for the hyacinth macaw. Other species which inhabit the Pantanal include the jaguar, the alligator, the maned wolf, the giant otter, the giant armadillo, the capybara, and the Brazilian tapir.