White-Lipped Peccary - The white-lipped peccary (Tayassu pecari) shares many similarities with the collared peccary, although the former species is known to be more aggressive. It also is more social, living in herds of 50 to several hundred animals. When startled, such as by a safari vehicle at night, the peccary makes a harsh clicking sound and releases a musky skunk-like odor.
The Pantanal This vast wetland area, which spreads across parts of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia, may be less famous than the Amazon, but the wildlife watching here is superb. You will find more than 650 bird species and 80 mammal species, including the capybara (the world’s largest rodent, pictured), giant otters and monkeys. In fact, owing to the dense concentration of species, your chances of seeing animals here are generally better than in most parts of the Amazon