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Jaguar

Overview

  • Status
    Near Threatened
  • Scientific Name
    Panthera onca
  • Length
    Up to 6 ft.
  • Habitats
    Forests, Grasslands

Jaguars are strong swimmers and climbers and require large areas of tropical rain forest and stretches of riverbank to survive. Hunting and habitat loss due to deforestation continue to threaten the survival of these marvelous cats. WWF has worked with the government of Brazil to successfully protect large blocks of Amazon forest for the jaguar. In Peru, WWF continues to track jaguars to learn more about their habitat requirements.

Protecting the Amazon for Life

A model for conservation, the Amazon Region Protected Areas ensures 150 acres—three times the size of all US parks combined—of the Amazon are protected for life.

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