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Sat Feb 14, 2015, 02:20 PM

This Big Cat Sighting Was Rare, Even for Seasoned Environmentalists!


http://blog.therainforestsite.com/black-jaguar-sighting/

After an enormous rainstorm, President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund of the United States Carter Roberts was traveling the Tapajós River at the edge of the Southern Amazon Mosaic with a group of fellow conservationists when someone spotted something swimming in the water.

After a brief “it’s a bird, it’s a plane” situation, the crew’s guide, Bret Whitney, finally identified the creature as a rare melanistic jaguar. With only about 600 individual black jaguars that exist in the wild, this floating feline was certainly an unusual sight.

Thankfully, someone was able to film the black big cat in all of its water-logged glory.

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Published on Jan 27, 2015
Jaguars are strong swimmers and climbers and require large areas of tropical rain forest and stretches of riverbank to survive. A model for conservation, the Amazon Region Protected Areas ensures 150 million acres—three times the size of all US parks combined—of the Amazon are protected in perpetuity.

Learn more about WWF’s work to protect the Amazon: http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/...

Credits:
Video - Bret Whitney
Photo - © David Lawson / WWF-UK
Music - "Solitary-"Lacy & Gledden/AudioNetwork


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Omaha Steve Feb 2015 OP
annabanana Feb 2015 #1
narnian60 Feb 2015 #2
Adam051188 Feb 2015 #3
panader0 Feb 2015 #4
AnotherDreamWeaver Feb 2015 #7
progressoid Feb 2015 #5
another_liberal Feb 2015 #6
rhett o rick Feb 2015 #8
Enthusiast Feb 2015 #9
Iwillnevergiveup Feb 2015 #10
Divernan Feb 2015 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 14, 2015, 03:47 PM

1. spectacular! Thanks so much for posting this! . . . .n/t

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Sat Feb 14, 2015, 03:47 PM

2. Awesome creature.

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Sat Feb 14, 2015, 03:57 PM

3. it looks like a pibble

 

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Sat Feb 14, 2015, 04:48 PM

4. Picture of a black jaguar in Arizona; I swear I saw one on Miller Peak years ago.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 12:13 AM

7. I saw a black puma in Palmdale Calif

I was walking to my bus stop on Old Harold Rd. and it walked out of a juniper at the end of our drive. I was in about the 2nd grade.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 14, 2015, 06:08 PM

5. Kitty!

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Sat Feb 14, 2015, 07:03 PM

6. Sweet!

 

That was genuine spirit message for someone.

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Sun Feb 15, 2015, 01:34 AM

8. k&r. Thanks for posting. nm

 

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Sun Feb 15, 2015, 03:55 AM

9. I love rare melanistic jaguars.

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Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:08 AM

10. YOWSER!

It's all I can say - thank you for posting this.

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Sun Feb 15, 2015, 11:09 AM

11. Forwarded this to my friend in Ecuador who's headed to the Amazon.

His retirement has been one big adventure - now he's spending 2 months in Central/ Latin America. He just FB'd a photo of himself sitting astride a little monument on the Equator, one foot in the Southern Hemisphere , the other in the Northern Hemisphere.

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