In addition to the incredible scenery and unique natural formats, what draws much attention in the wetland are the animals and the typical vegetation. All this biodiversity has been explored by ecotourism.
Maximum symbols of the Pantanal fauna, the jaguar, weighing up to 150 kg, can be seen in the Pantanal National Park, as well as the big blue macaw, an animal that was highlighted in the seventh art with the animation "Rio" . Both animals are in danger of extinction by the action of man. Exceptionally beautiful and exclusive to the Pantanal area, they are among the most sought after by tourists.
The flora that forms the habitat of the 650 species of birds, 1100 butterflies, 80 mammals, 263 fish and a multitude of reptiles also does not leave to be desired. It is casually defined as a mosaic of five distinct regions: Amazon Forest, Cerrado, Caatinga, Mata Atlântica and Chaco (Paraguayan, Argentine and Bolivian).
At higher altitudes, the arid and dry climate makes the landscape similar to that of the caatinga, presenting typical species such as mandacaru, aquatic plants, piúvas (of the ipé family with pink and yellow flowers), palm trees, orchids, fig trees and aroeiras. Already at lower altitudes are the fields destined to agriculture and livestock where grasses predominate