São Paulo, Brazil

Rita de Cassia Bianchi, São Paulo State University
Rômulo Theodoro Costa, São Paulo State University

Carnivores such as the puma, ocelot, and maned wolf are confronting major difficulties in Brazil. Not only is their habitat being destroyed but they also have to compete with free-ranging dogs. By contrast, the number of bare-faced curassows, a bird species that was once almost extinct in São Paulo, is increasing.