Swamps Around The World: The Pantanal

PantanalIf you are from Louisiana, you are very familiar with living nearby swamps. However, there are plenty of impressive swamps all over the world. We continue our “Swamp Tour” around the world. Today, we will take a closer look at a swamp that is so huge it can be found in three countries.

The Pantanal, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia

The name Pantanal comes from the Portuguese word pântano, meaning wetland, bog, swamp, quagmire or marsh. The Pantanal is one of the largest swamps in the world. The swamp covers about  75,000 sq mi. It is located  in southwestern Brazil but also has smaller areas within neighboring Bolivia and Paraguay. During the rainy season from December through May, 80 percent of the Pantanal is flooded. The swamp contains the greatest diversity of water plants in the world, according to experts. The Pantanal is also thought to be home to 1000 bird species, 400 fish species, 300 mammalian species, 480 reptile species and over 9000 subspecies of invertebrates.

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