The Emas National Park is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Sitein the states of Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil. The National Park is located between the states of Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul in the Center-West Region of Brazil. It covers 1320 square kilometres of cerrado savannah. The sourrounding area is dominated by large soybean plantations.
Flora and Fauna
Emas National Park shows a typical cerrado ecosystem; a treeless savannah with tall termite houses and an interesting amount of wildlife: the giant anteater, the maned wolf, giant armadillo, pampas deer and the namesake greater rhea, among others. Emas National Park also holds a small Jaguar population, perhaps consisting of about 10-12 animals. Only about 40% of the reserve, which covers 1320 square kilometres in total, is good Jaguar habitat. Other larger mammals include puma, ozelot, Brazilian tapir, collared peccary, white-lipped peccary, marsh deer, red brocket, gray brocket, black howler monkey and capybara.