November 29 is the International Day to create awareness and education about the jaguars
The jaguar (Panthera onca) range expands from Mexico to Argentina. Jaguars are the largest cat species in the Americas and the third largest in the world.
In the pre-Columbian Americas, the jaguar was a symbol of power and strength that was venerated from the US southern natives to the Andes.
Sadly, the populations of these iconic animals are declining dramatically, due to the human fragmentation of their habitat and territories, by creating roads, railways and urbanization. Other main causes are: deforestation, mining, trophy hunting, retaliation killing, poaching for their parts, to be sold as exotic pets, and conflict with humans.
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