WET & WILD IN ARGENTINA Full immersion in the Iberá wetlands

(Topia) I consider the notion of witnessing a jaguar springing out of the shallow waters to wrestle then chomp down 245 million years of scaly evolution. That’s a functioning ecosystem for you…
As we navigate past a tiny islet in Esteros del Iberá atop which the twelfth caiman of the morning is unabashedly splayed out soaking up winter rays, Rewilding Argentina project manager Dahiana Manzanilla says jokingly: “That’s why we need the yaguareté to reproduce – to start controlling the yacare population!”

The 20-year-old reptile doesn’t batter any of his three eyelids at our passing curiosity.

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