Panthera: At least 500 jaguars lost their lives or habitat in Amazon fires

The fires ravaging the Amazon forest in Brazil and Bolivia this year have burned key habitats of at least 500 adult, resident jaguars as of Sept. 17, rendering them dead or homeless, say experts at Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization. “The number of homeless or dead jaguars has undoubtedly increased since Panthera’s estimate […]

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Giant River Otters of The Rio Tres Irmaos (Three Brothers River)

By the 1970’s the number of Giant Otters found South America  had fallen dramatically. Mainly due to a demand for their pelts, deforestation, and human disturbance. By the time we travelled in 2008 to the Peruvian Amazonian rain forest,  they had become an endangered species. On that occasion we travelled by canoe up the Las Piedras River. […]

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Scientists document baby giant armadillo for first time

Despite weighing as much as full-grown human, almost nothing is known about the giant armadillo (Priodontes maximus) including its breeding and reproductive behaviors. How does mating occur? How long does pregnancy last? How many babes are typically born? Scientists are simply in the dark, but a ground-breaking study employing camera traps is beginning to change […]

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