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The Pantanal / Brazil
Brazil's Pantanal is the largest contiguous wetland on earth. While the largest part lies within the borders of Brazil, a small area in the west extends into Bolivia and Paraguay. It constitutes an enormous river delta that is teeming with wildlife. All though it is overshadowed by the Amazon rain forest in the north, the Pantanal boasts the highest concentration of wildlife on the South American continent. It is here that one finds the third largest big cat: the Pantanal jaguar. Once a very elusive cat, the jaguars in the Pantanal are regularly seen as they have become habituated due to boat traffic from the local fisherman.