How Many Jaguars Are Left in the World?

There are approximately 15,000 jaguars left in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. People are starting to protect jaguars by creating protected national parks where the jaguars can hopefully live and reproduce in peace.

Jaguars have become “near threatened” in regards to their protection status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, primarily because of habitat degradation. They are only left in the wild in Central America and areas of South America.

The jaguar is a strong and powerful animal who kills its prey by biting its skull in between its ears. The animals are elusive and hard to see in the wild as they prefer to keep to themselves in quiet and hidden areas.