The national animal of Brazil is the jaguar. The jaguar is considered to be one of the "big cats" and is often confused with the leopard.Know More
The jaguar is the largest feline in the Americas, with adult males growing to be more than 7 feet long and weighing as much as 150 to 200 pounds. The jaguar has two different coat colors: an all black coat with spots or a yellow background with large black spots and rosettes. The jaguar is a powerful feline and has a large head and huge paws. It lives primarily in the rain forests, swamps and savannahs in the Amazon basin. The jaguar can still be found living in Brazil though it has been hunted to extinction in many other countries.
Brazil has several other national symbols that are used in official ceremonies and processions as well as in literature and events. The national flag of Brazil has a green background and yellow diamond shape in the middle of it. The national bird of Brazil is the Rufous-bellied Thursh. The national anthem of Brazil was adopted in 1922 and was only orchestral before lyricist Osorio Duque Estrada wrote words for the music to create the official national anthem used today.Learn more about South America
Some places to visit in Brazil are São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Gramado, Salvador, Florianópolis, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Natal, Trancoso, Iguazu Falls, Salvador, Manus and Parati. Depending on personal interest, tourists might visit a large city like São Paulo, natural waterfalls like Iguazu Falls or a town like Trancoso.Full Answer >
Brazil's national dress consists of generally casual yet comfortable clothing, including jeans for women and flip flops for men. Dress in Brazil is stylish and unique, with a sense of individuality.Full Answer >
As of 2015, Brazil is not considered a developed country. It is a developing country, according to the World Bank. The World Bank defines countries with an average gross national income of $11,905 or less as developing. The World Bank data shows Brazil's average GNI as $11,690 in 2013.Full Answer >
The main vegetation in Brazil is trees, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of the country's rain forests. Brazil is also home to pine forests, palm forests and tropical semi-deciduous forests.Full Answer >