Best Places to See Jaguars
Do you want to find out, what the best places to see Jaguars in the wild are?
The word “Jaguar” is derived from the indigenous Latin American word ‘Yaguar’, which can be translated into, "he who kills in just one leap".
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The jaguar is the third largest cat in the world, after the lion and tiger. The jaguar has served as a symbol of timeless power for communities of the Amazon.
Cockscomb is the world’s first reserve created specifically to protect jaguar. Designated in 1986, comprising of mostly tropical moist forest.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize
Though sightings are more common in the north, jaguars thrive through much of the Pantanal, 80% of which is in Brazil, the rest shared between Bolivia and Paraguay.
Caiman Ecological Reserve, southern Pantanal, Brazil
Tackle one of the walking trails, and you may see jaguar prints’ in the mud. You’ll also probably spy agouti, coati, possibly margay and perhaps Baird’s tapir.
Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
Encounters in the Pantanal are much more common and last longer than in other locations – the jaguars tend to be twice as large as in the Amazon, too.
Cuiabá River, northern Pantanal, Brazil
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