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Jaguar: the amazing Amazon big cat Considered a protector and symbol of power, jaguars personify the mysterious beauty of the Amazon. This iconic species plays a vital role in its habitat by controlling other species’ populations and helping maintain a healthy ecosystem.


A border wall could drive the jaguar extinct in America. The jaguar doesn't need an American habitat to survive. But what would the border landscape lose if its biggest cat went extinct in the ...


Jaguars are endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting and persecution by cattle ranchers. They are only endangered in certain parts of their range, such as the United States, Mexico and El Salvador.


The jaguar feeds on a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic animals; it eats more then 80 different kinds of prey, one of which is cattle (that is one reason why humans kill the jaguar). Jaguars prey as well on sheep, and feed on rodents, peccaries, deer, birds, fish, armadillos, turtles, and crocodiles.


Jaguar of the Goldthwaite looks small like other jaguars in North America and Central America. It could have been female. However, jaguar of the San Benito was 91 kg, about size of South American Jaguar. California jaguar may have been small to large just like South American jaguar.


The effect that the possible extinction of the jaguar on the rest of the Amazonian ecosystem has not yet been studied. There is simply not enough data to be found and compared to other ecosystems where the jaguar is no longer found. The jaguar is considered an apex predator which means that it is at the top of its food chain. With this loss to ...


Elsewhere, jaguar populations are rapidly declining. The big cat is considered Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, meaning it may be threatened with extinction in the near future (see scale below). Loss and fragmentation of habitat is a major threat to the jaguar.


Saving the Jaguar. Making it against the law to hunt and kill jaguars was a big step in saving them from extinction, but the United States went one step further and made it illegal to even sell ...


The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists the jaguar as near threatened to extinction; the species is already gone from Uruguay and Ecuador. As their homes disappear, remaining ...


WCS has been a leader on jaguars for three decades, starting with studies propelled by Dr. George Schaller in the 1980s. When we united with jaguar authorities in Mexico to conduct the first priority-setting exercise for the animal in 1999 we brought together experts from throughout the species' range, establishing a framework for its conservation.