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Pictures from the fauna in Brazil: Jaguar and Giant Otter.

Giant Otter in Brazil
Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) in the Pantanal, Brazil.

The giant otter, sometimes known as river wolf,  is a South American mustelid. It is a carnivorous mammal. The giant otter can grow to more than 2 meters (6 feet) long and 32 kg (70 pounds), nearly twice as large as the sea and river otters in other parts of the world. The giant otter is a highly social animal and lives in extended family groups.

Jaguar in Brazil
Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Pantanal, Brazil.

The jaguar is the only big cat found in the Americas. Its habitat ranges from the dense jungles of Central and South America to the open wetlands of the Pantanal in Brazil. The Amazon Basin holds the largest population of jaguars. However, the Pantanal is probably the best place to see the jaguar in the wild since jaguars are hard to find in the Amazon. The Jaguar is a solitary predator. It is a near threatened species.



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