Jaguar that Attacked Trespassing Zoo Visitor Won’t Be Euthanized

For a better look at the jaguars at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Arizona, a woman named Leanne crossed over the three-foot-tall barricade that separates zoo visitors from the fenced exhibit. This was, of course, a terrible idea. One female jaguar reached through the fence and took a swipe at Leanne, […]

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Can jaguar tourism save Bolivia’s fast dwindling forests?

ÑUFLO DE CHÁVEZ, Bolivia — Few countries in the tropics have seen their trees chopped down as quickly as Bolivia did between 2001 and 2017.According to data from the University of Maryland and World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch, Bolivia lost 45,000 square kilometers (17,400 square miles) of tree cover, or 7 percent of its […]

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Jaguars on Rio Tres Irmaos

Brazil’s Pantanal has over the past few years become the place to see the majestic Jaguar. What appeared to be a very elusive creature, seems to have become more accepting of humans. On a recent trip, traveling from the UK with Naturetrek, we were hoping that we might see one. We were staying for three […]

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Wildlife along the Transpantaneira Highway

The Pantanal has, over the past few years, become one of the most popular places in the Americas for viewing wildlife. The 147 km long drive along the Transpantaneira Highway is often described as the best road in the world to spot wildlife. The road links the city of Poconé and the village of Porto […]

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New Roadmap Launched to Save Latin America’s Iconic Jaguars

Conservationists are celebrating a big step forward for jaguar conservation in South America, along with the creation of the first annual International Jaguar Day. Jaguars once roamed from the southern tip of South America to close to the border between Mexico and the U.S., but over the years they’ve lost half their range and continue […]

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Jaguars of the Pantanal

Our main reason and target for the trip to Brazil was to get close, personal and sticky with a Jaguar. There is nowhere else in the world where this is possible other than the Pantanal. We were concerned about our bad timing – best season for Jaguar observation is during the dry season in July […]

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Brazil Pantanal Day #3 – Fish Fest

Another great day in the Pantanal, despite the increasing mosquito load. The morning boat trip with Pantanal Nature produced another Jaguar encounter, our fifth in total. We intercepted a huge male swimming across the river, just too late before it reached the shore and disappeared promptly into the forest: Again we had breathtaking experiences with […]

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