Searching for the Aguara Guazu or Maned Wolf, I ended up in The Sanctuary of Caraça in Catas Altas, Minas Gerais , Brazil. I first learned about this wolf from a photograph I saw in Argentina 3 years earlier which started the chase. The Aguara Guazu is nocturnal and rare so it is a big challenge to photograph. First arranged to go to a national park in Brazil where it is found but was not assured that I would even see and even less to photograph so opted to go the Sanctuary. The painting below was done by a German artist George Grimm at the request of the Brazilian Emperor Don Pedro II who visited here in 1881. The following image is a close-up of the church and the area looks now very similar to the painting.
Overall the visit to Caraça brought me not only finding the Aguara Guazu but youthful memories that fifty years later are not so somber, the bars were broken.
Time to move on and write the Pantanal blog.