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Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus)

The walk on the “marsh pier” – a long wooden trail raised more than 2 metres to provide dry footing during the wet season – came to an end way too soon. This was my favourite location of Fazenda San Fransico. The sun was fast moving to the western horizon, and the light was marvelously […]

Marsh Deer (Blastocerus dichotomus)

Fazenda San Fransico is around 150 square kilometres large, and around 50% of it is left wild! Basically all the higher areas are used for farming, and the lower – the floodplains – are left untouched. This is the foundation for a huge variety of wildlife, and the now rare marsh deer is one that […]