Wikijunior:World Heritage Sites/Iguazú-Iguaçu

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The Iguazú National Park is a national park in Argentina and Brazil. The name of the park in Portuguese is Iguaçu National Park.

Walkway on the Brazilian side of the Iguazú/Iguaçu Waterfalls
Iguazu is located in the far north east of Argenina

The Iguazú National Park contains the world-famous Iguazu Falls (see picture), the Iguazu river and is surrounded subtropical jungle. Many animals live in the park on both sides of the border including: jaguars, ocelots (also called the dwarf leopard) and anteaters. The Iguazu Falls (Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu, Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú, Guaraní: Chororo Yguasu) are up to 82 metres high and 2.7 kilometres wide. The waterfalls were recently seen in the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull film.

Iguazú/Iguaçu Waterfalls viewed from the Argentinian side of the falls