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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about Large Cats
The World Wildlife Fund offers a youth volunteer internship program for older children and young adults, and many activities in zoos around the world that allow youth and children to learn about animals and the world around them. Such programs include the viewing of special animals like pandas, special guest appearances and hands-on projects like learning how to feed the animals and what they eat.Full Answer >
Organizations like the Siberian Tiger Project and the World Wildlife Federation are attempting to save Siberian tigers by releasing them from poachers' traps, contributing financial resources to stop poaching, eliminating demand for commercial products that use tiger parts, protecting natural habitats, promoting awareness of the Siberian tiger and reducing the potential conflict between humans and tigers. Approximately 95 percent of the existing Siberian tiger population exists in Russia, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society.Full Answer >
The only animals on record to eat jaguars are humans. Most hunting of jaguars is done to protect livestock or to take jaguar fur and other body parts for sale on the black market, but jaguar meat is occasionally eaten in the Amazon.Full Answer >
Panther is a broad term referring to any black big-cat species, but most commonly leopards and jaguars. Depending on their continental location, leopards eat deer, monkeys, wildebeest and rodents, while jaguars hunt for deer, peccary, monkeys, tapirs, reptiles, eggs and fish, according to the Defenders of Wildlife organization.Full Answer >