Brazil is at the top of many travel bucket lists these days, due to the country's role as host to the recent soccer World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. Source: Courtesy of shweetz85 via Pinterest
Giant Fish Sculptures Made from Discarded Plastic Bottles in Rio. The giant artwork was part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which was held in Rio between between 19-22 June. The sculptures serve as a reminder for beach-goers to recycle plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our oceans.
Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna) at Jurong Bird Park: This Macaw breeds in forest (especially varzea, but also in open sections of Terra Firme) and woodland of tropical South America from Trinidad and Venezuela south to Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. It extends into Central America, where it is restricted to Panama.