Iguazu Falls

On the boarder between Argentina and Brazil


Legend has it that Indians believed the world was ruled by a god in the shape of a serpent called M'Boy. According to legend, the chief had a daughter named Naipi who supposedly made the river go still just by looking at her reflection because of her beauty. Naipi was promised to M'Boy as a sacrifice, but fell for a warrior named Taroba instead. When the betrothal took place, Taroba stole Naipi and escaped down the river. M'Boy found out about the betrayal and he drove his serpant body into the ground, creating the waterfalls......

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Iguazu Falls

    Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls is a waterfall located on the boarder of Argentina in the province of Misiones, and Brazil in the state of Paraná . Being the second largest waterfall in the world, there is an upper and lower Iguazu. It is not just one waterfall, in fact several falls connected together. Iguazu means great water, and from November through March, the rainy seasons, the waterfall can go as high as 450,000 ft³/s.

    The height: 269′

    The elevation: 640′

    The Flow Rate 62,010 ft³/s

Environment around the Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls is a beautiful, eco environment place. While on vacation, we were sure to hike the jungle trails and bird hikes. While traveling through the forest, we saw many species of birds, several mammals, and tons of reptiles, fish, and insects. Some of the mammals we spotted included jaguars, coati, alligators, and crocodiles. Though we didn't spot everything, we later learned that there are up to 80 mammals in the jungle overall. Additionally, we saw magnificent swarms of butterflies that amazed us greatly. Overall, we were very satisfied with the fantastic wildlife that Iguazu Falls offers to us.
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Birdseye view of Iguazu Falls