New Trip Report: Emas National Park (Brazil)

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  1. Jeff Higgott 2 weeks ago

    It may be THE place for Pampas Cat but we missed it in Emas on the 4 days previously. But we did see the /a Puma. I think the skunk at Emas should be Molina’s Hog-nosed Skunk (Conepatus chinga).

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      Antee 2 weeks ago

      Did you do nightdrives inside the park? Any Maned Wolf? Where did you have the Puma sighting?

      • Jeff Higgott 1 week ago

        We did night drives on 4 nights inside the park. We struggled for Maned Wolf and only saw one animal, though while we were there others were seen by different groups. We saw the Puma on the afternoon we arrived. It was just outside the park and walked across the dirt road in broad daylight a few hundred metres east of the south entrance marked on the map in the report. It walked from the reserve side into a corn field, where we managed to get very close views before it walked off. There’s a photo of it on my Flickr stream here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sequella/48534645991

        Shortly before this sighting we watched a tapir walk across the track between cornfields opposite the park entrance, and later in the afternoon our best view of Molina’s Hog-nosed Skunk on a track south of the reserve. In fact se had better mammal sightings outside the park than in it!

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          Antee 1 week ago

          Lovely photo of that Puma!

  2. Jeff Higgott 2 weeks ago

    The first armadillo photo in the report is a Southern Naked-tailed Armadillo rather than Six-banded.

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    Antee 2 weeks ago

    Thanx alot for input and help.

    You are probably right about the skunk.
    When I look at the distribution map it make sense it is Molinas hog nosed skunk.

    However, Richard Webb and his trip reports from Emas stated it as Striped hog nosed skunk (Conepatus semistriatus) and the mammal book of the cerrado in Emas also stated it as Striped hog nosed skunk.

    But when you look at distribution map it doesn´t make sense as Striped hog nosed skunk is far away from Emas Np.

    You are probably right.

    Also thanx alot for the input about the first Armadillo.
    Southern Naked-tailed Armadillo spend about 99.25% of their time underground and I guess it was not on my radar, neither my guides.

    Just for confirmation, here is more photos of this Armadillo.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/78467255@N08/albums/72157710255661252

    Confirmed Southern Naked-tailed Armadillo?

    Thanx again for help and input.

  4. Alan Dahl 1 week ago

    Thanks for a great report Antee. This lodge is now on my radar for a future trip. What are the logistics like to get there?

    Alan

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      Antee 1 week ago

      Hi Alan,

      That is the main problem 🙂
      And also the reason it is off the radar for most people I guess. It´s far from the closest airport in Campo Grande. Around 5½ hours drive and 360km.

      Good sealed roads all the way except the last 30km. You can easily rent your own car and go here if you are comfortable driving.
      I used this company for transport: http://www.vanzellatransportes.com.br
      They have an office in Campo Grande airport and answered quick on E-mails. It worked very fine for me, reliable company.
      A little expensive though. Around the same price as renting a car on my own for one week.

      • Alan Dahl 1 week ago

        Thanks for the info Antee.

        Last year we did 7 hour transfers on horrible “roads” from Campo Grande to and from the Pantanal so having good sealed roads for most of a 5.5 hour drive sounds awesome to me. 🙂

        Alan

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