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Juan Pablo Ampudia

An anteater, its paws burned, recovers from its injuries by snacking on milk and ants at a sanctuary in Aguas Calientas, Bolivia. Fires raged across Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay in 2019. Most were set deliberately to clear the land for plantations, with a colossal toll on the wildlife – particularly the slow moving animals like anteaters and sloths, but even swift creatures like monkeys. In Brazil’s Pantanal wetlands, the damage was devastating. The following year, in 2020, the Pantanal burned again – and the area affected by fire tripled.

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