Coolest Up-Close Animal Encounters

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Luiz Claudio Marigo

How to see (and snap) 20 iconic species up close on their home turf.

Jaguars

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Where: Pantanal, Brazil

How: By boat

When: June–November

The tropical wetlands of southern Brazil hide one of the world’s largest jaguar populations. These are also the largest jags: mature males can weigh as much as 350 pounds. During the dry season they are often spotted hunting along waterways or sunning themselves on sandy beaches. SouthWild offers viewing safaris with both land-based and riverboat accommodation.

Coolest Up-Close Animal Encounters

Jaguars

Where: Pantanal, Brazil

How: By boat

When: June–November

The tropical wetlands of southern Brazil hide one of the world’s largest jaguar populations. These are also the largest jags: mature males can weigh as much as 350 pounds. During the dry season they are often spotted hunting along waterways or sunning themselves on sandy beaches. SouthWild offers viewing safaris with both land-based and riverboat accommodation.

Luiz Claudio Marigo
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