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Outside Africa, and maybe Australia, there is no other place on the planet that you can find as many animal species as in the Iguacu National Park. The park is more endowed in the number of plant species than any other national park on the globe.

Iguaçu National Park. You Gotta Go Here

Of all the natural paradises known to man, nothing compares to the Brazilian Iguacu National Park. Perhaps the Iguazu National Park on the Argentine side of this great eco-system is in close contention, but not quite yet. This park features the most mesmerizing waterfalls in the world as well as rare and endangered species of both flora and fauna.

Among the most distinct features of this park is the Iguacu Water Falls that rise as high as 80 meters stretches over a distance of 3 kilometers. The Water fall is made from the waters of Iguacu River. As the waters on the river take a tumble on the giant cliffs, they create a cascade of water spray that generates the most amazing view. Apparently, the surrounding vegetation is a major beneficiary of this spray if its lush green leaves are anything to go by.

The park is divided into two distinct parts – the upper part and the lower part. The lower part of the park features subtropical rainforest that has vegetation such as fern trees, lianas and epiphytes. Contrastingly, the upper part features a subtropical deciduous forest with trees such as Brazilian Pine, Assai Palm, Wild Coconut and Imbuya. Note that the sub-tropical part forms about 90% of the whole forest.

Among the birds to be recorded in the park include; tinamou, white tailed trogon, Vinaceous breasted and red bespectacled parrots, black fronted piping guan, harpy eagle and many more.

Endemic fauna species found in this park include; Giant anteater, pampas deer, black howler monkey, capybara, puma, black eagle, chimango caracara, crested cayman and urutu viper.

Other animal species found in this park include; giant otter, La Plata otter, ocelot, jaguar, puma, margay, brocket deer, American tapir, collared peccary, white-lipped peccary, great dusky swift, solitary tinamou, ornate hawk eagle, red-breasted toucan and harpy eagle.

Outside Africa, and maybe Australia, there is no other place on the planet that you can find as many animal species as in the Iguacu National Park. The park is more endowed in the number of plant species than any other national park on the globe. Such is the beauty of this park that it should be on top of your bucket list if you have never visited it.

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