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Pantaneiro of Mato Grosso Pantanal

Pantaneiro of Mato Grosso Pantanal

A Pantaneiro is a sort of Brazilian Cowboy. The word Pantaneiro also refers to a breed of cattle brought to Brazil by the Spanish over 300 years ago. The Brazilian ranches drove de-forestation in Brazil, but they are now working hard to protect the rainforest. As guests we had almost zero contact with the Pantaneiros and herds of cattle and horses. The visitors are housed in separate buildings away from the work of the ranch. Our accommodations are called a posada or pousada.

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From Overview Pantanal and Atlantic Rainforest Gallery