The Amazon may attract more fame and glory, but the Pantanal is a far better place to see wildlife, with the greatest concentration of fauna in the New World. In the Amazon, the animals hide in the dense foliage, but in the Pantanal's open spaces, wildlife is visible to the most casual observer.
The biodiversity of the region is extremely rich. 260 species of fish and 650 species of birds live there. Spectacled Cayman, hyacinth Macaw, Rhea, Giant river otter, Tapir and Jaguar all call this home. In addition to monkeys, emus and alligators, many snake species also live there.
Thousands of birds such as Ibises, storks, Jaburus and spoonbill populate the area, and it is also an important wintering area for millions of migration birds from North America. The Pantanal is also home to the new world largest concentration of large animals with the variety comparable that seen in America.