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(1990– )

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Glória Pires was considered for the main role of the jaguar shape-shifter Juma which eventually went to Cristiana Oliveira.
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There are three shape-shifter characters in the series: Juma and her mother Maria Marruá (Cássia Kis Magro), both who become jaguars, and the mythical Elder from the River (Cláudio Marzo) who turns into an anaconda.
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Soundmen purposely used a panther meowing over the actual brief roars of the jaguar, as they felt they would sound more scary.
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The Elder's anaconda was named Rafaela and also appeared in Rede Globo's miniseries Mad Maria (2005). She died in 2009 under natural causes.
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Several characters are killed by piranha attack; in real life, the cast and crew were cautious always when a scene in the water was required (the Pantanal is a wetland).
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