Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Central Amazon Conservation Complex

I only had a black and white postcard of this site, but such a colorful place as the Amazon deserved a colorful postcard in my collection, so I was very happy to join the pink dolphins to the black and white card. I was waiting for a third postcard but I think it got lost...

Anavilhanas National Park
This postcard was sent by Martinha

Anavilhanas National Park (PortugueseParque Nacional de Anavilhanas) is a national park that encompasses a huge river archipelago in the Rio Negro in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.
The fluvial part of the park, 60% of the total, has more than 400 islands.
The park was originally created on 6 February 1981 as an integral protection unit covering 350,018 hectares (864,910 acres).
The park protects the environment of the Anavilhanas river archipelago in the Rio Negro, one of the largest in the world, and its forest formations. Protected species include margay (Leopardus wiedii), jaguar (Panthera onca), giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus), giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) and Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis). - in: wikipedia

Pink River Dolphins
This postcard was sent by Paulo

The Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), also known as the botobufeo or pink river dolphin, is a species of toothed whale classified in the family Iniidae.
The Amazon river dolphin is the largest species of river dolphin, with adult males reaching 185 kilograms (408 lb) in weight, and 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) in length. Adults acquire a pink color, more prominent in males, giving it its nickname "pink river dolphin". - in: wikipedia

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