This adorable jaguar cub lost her mother and had to be rescued. She loves to get attention, but that doesn’t mean she can be trusted. Jaguars are not pets. They are wild animals, and even when humanized, they still have that wild nature inside. It’s OK to give her a scratch through the fence, as long as you watch your fingers, but nobody goes in with her, as she has left her previous caretaker with some big scars when she didn’t let her have her backpack.
This is a temporary enclosure, because she was able to climb out of her big one. The Jaguar (Panthera onca) is the largest cat species in the American continent, and the third largest in the world. It shares the Panthera genus with four other big cats: the Lion (Panthera leo), the Tiger (Panthera tigris), the Leopard (Panthera pardus) and the Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia).
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