The wildlife in the region,the biggest inunded area in the world,is changed by the rain cicles.During the inundations,the animals are used to survive to the changes,besides the cows,introduced in the area by men,and they have to take them to the highest areas!
During the driest period,the water returns to the rivers and lakes borders,living the place with an amazing vegetation!
This dry and wet cicles create over and over again,new bays,the favorite places for the famous crocodiles.
The famost mistery of the region,is the existence of salted small lagoons,isolated in the high hills and far away from the inundations..
Another special thing to see,but,one have to be lucky,because they are:shy and in danger of extinction,is the Blue Macaw,very tipical of this region.
Horses a well prepared nad guides can arrange the trip about your wish and needs.
It is one of the best ways to see wildlife in the rain forest both flora and fauna.
It is not necessary to travel or go far away of pousada, even you can sit in the pool and watch amazing birds, capibaras, etc. in your surroundings.
Take a walking tour of the jungle. Take a riding tour of the jungle. Take a boating tour of the jungle. You are bound to see different wildlife!
The company organized this and I highliy recommend it! We spent hours riding through the wetlands. We found an alligator walking through the wetlands and actually got to hold it!
Should be offered by your lodge or guide. A great way to see tapir, they say, though I didn't see any. We did see lots of birds (different ones from the ones we saw in other parts of the Pantanal)
The bird life in the Pantanal will make birdwatchers out of anyone! There are so many large birds, including the largest stork in the world, the jabiru, or tuiuiu (photo below)
Try to fish piranhas at the river mutum. Be carefully of their touth if not you can't louse a finger.