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Jaguar Facts

Jaguar   Jaguar: Panthera onca Common Name: Jaguar Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: onca Misc: The Jaguar and the Leopard are often confused with one another in zoos. Their coloring and markings are so similar that it is difficult for people to distinguish them. The difference lies in the center of the Jaguars rosettes, because unlike the leopard, the Jaguar has spots inside of its rosettes! The Jag is also a much stockier Read More

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Today at Big Cat Rescue Jan 25 2013

Gerrard Larriett Announces Partnership with Charles the Monarch to Raise Funds for Big Cat Rescue New York, NY (January 24, 2013), Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care announces their partnership with Charles the Monarch to raise funds for Big Cat Rescue. The partnership aims to raise $10,000 for Big Cat Rescue by donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Gerrard Larriett products. In addition, customers will receive 25% off of the purchase of Gerrard Larriett grooming products from their website with promo code “Charles.”  “We Read More

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally proposed to protect 838,232 acres for jaguars

Just minutes ago the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally proposed to protect 838,232 acres as "critical habitat" for endangered jaguars in southern Arizona and New Mexico -- an area larger than the state of Rhode Island. When finalized in the next year, and joined with a developing federal recovery plan, the decision will ensure jaguars return to the wild mountains and deserts of the American Southwest. The decision has been a long time coming. The agency listed the jaguar as an endangered species in 1997 following a lawsuitby the Center Read More

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Jaguar Skins Openly Traded in FL

Jaguar Skins Openly Traded in FL   Jaguar skins confiscated in investigation/Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida A Texas couple that made road trips to South Florida to peddle smuggled jaguar skins have pleaded guilty to violating the law governing the trade in endangered species.   Elias Garcia Garcia, 53, and Maria Angela Plancarte, 52, of La Feria, Texas, used the cover of a plant seed company to drive to South Florida to sell jaguar skins smuggled from Mexico for thousands Read More

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Victory for jaguars in U.S. – N.Y. Times

January 13, 2010In Reversal, Jaguar Habitat Will Be ProtectedBy LESLIE KAUFMANAfter more than a decade of resistance, the Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday that it would reverse previous decisions and protect the habitat of the jaguar.The sleek, ferocious cats have been listed since 1997 as endangered, the highest level of peril for a wild species. Still, the government has never designated critical habitat for the jaguar or come up with a formal recovery plan, steps that are commonly taken under the Endangered Species Act.The federal government Read More