Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Iguazu Waterfalls : A true wonder of nature

The Iguazu Waterfalls are a true wonder of nature.They are located at the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.Iguassu Falls is the international name of the falls.But its local name is Iguazu Falls (Spanish) and Iguaca Falls (Portuguese).

the lguazu waterfalls

It has two different side and view.One is Argentinean side and another is Brazilian side.The Argentinean side allows visitors to walk right around the water.The Brazilian side is famous for panoramic views and splender.This site is a national park and national reserves in Misiones state.Located in north-eastern Argentina.The southern boundary of Iguaçu National Park World Heritage site in Brazil.The northern boundary produced the Iguazú River of both the reserves and park.The falls is 80 m high and 3 km wide and it is made up  of many cascades that generate vast sprays of water and produce one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.

Most of the trees are subtropical wet forest  rich in lianas and epithytes. The forests have less species  variety when compared with others in Brazil and parts of Paraguay.Still then, over 2,000 species of vascular plant have been identified.Forest around falls is particularly luxuriant due to the constant spray.The animals are typical of the region and include tapir, coati, tamandua, raccon.The site is especially rich in bird speices. Almost half of Argentina's bird species found there.

The jaguar, ocelot and tiger-cat number among the carnivores, and the giant anteater and Brazilian otter are also found.The black-capped capuchin and black howler monkey are also found here as primates.There are also small populations of the endangered broad-nosed caiman and the threatened Brazilian merganser.At last i want to say that the Iguazu has the distinction of having a greater annual flow than any other waterfall in the world.

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