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A jaguar rests in undergrowth in an area recently burned by wildfires at the Encontro das Aguas State Park in the Pantanal. Almost 90% of the park, which contains one of the largest populations of jaguars in the world, was consumed by fire. <br />
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.