Mato Grosso ( Portuguese pronunciation: – lit. "Thick Bushes") is ane o the [ˈmatu ˈɡɾosu] states o Brazil, the third lairgest in aurie, locatit in the wastren pairt o the kintra. 
Neebourin states are (frae wast clockwise)
Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, Tocantins, Goiás an Mato Grosso do Sul. It borders Bolivie tae the soothwast an aw. A state wi a flat landscape, alternatin great an plain auries, Mato Grosso presents three different ecoseestems: chapadas Cerrado, Pantanal an the Amazon Rainforest. The vegetation o the open pasture covers 40% o the state, an the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, wi its caves, grottos, tracks an waterfaws, is ane o its great tourist attractions. In the north is the Amazonian forest, wi a biodiversity coverin hauf o the state. The Xingu Naitional Pairk an the Araguaia River are in Mato Grosso. Further sooth, the Pantanal, the warld's lairgest wetland, is the habitat for amaist a thoosan species of animals, wi mony aquatic birds.