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NT2SC Day 3

very nice third day

After waking up and having breakfast, the class was divided into three groups, and we all entered jeeps and went to the Serra da Canastra National Park again, but this time we were going to look at the Cerrado and the wildlife there.

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some pictures I took off the plant life through the jeep's window

You see, the Cerrado is a biome very similar to an african savannah, but not quite the same. The Cerrado has over 10,000 plant species and 10 unique bird species. It also has 200 mammal species, 14 of which are Endemic. One of these mammal species is the Giant Anteater, which we got see, but I didn't manage to take a picture of, as it ran away to fast, so here's a picture of a cute bird I took to compensate.

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At our destination, we actually climbed the Canastra mountain range, and we looked down from above the Casca D'anta from the past day. Here's the view from above the Serra da Canastra.

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After that, we ate lunch in the park and swimmed in the rivers. At the rivers, we found a pair of Brazilian mergansers. I didn't think anything of it until the tour guide said that the Brazilian merganser was almost extinct, at that it was really special that we found a pair of them. At the end of the day, we went back to the jeeps and returned to Velho Chico for dinner ( as by that time, it was already night ). After returning to the hotel, we had a last night of sleep there, as the next day would be the last.

Posted by Fefols 12:58

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