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Blue macaws eat acuri coconut in the Sao Francisco de Perigara farm in the Pantanal of Mato Grosso, home to one of the largest populations of blue macaws in the world. About 95% of the farm's area was destroyed by fire including the acuri palm trees that provide the main feed for the macaws. <br />
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Since the beginning of 2020, the Pantanal has been facing the largest destruction by burning in its history. From January to September, fires burned 3,977,000 hectares of the Pantanal, which corresponds to 26.5% of the entire biome, killing a vast amount of the region's wildlife. The destruction of habitat according to experts may take many decades to regenerate.