We are looking for the jaguar
The search for the jaguar is the most fascinating activity when you walk through the jungle following the footprints with the help of your expert guide in tracking this beautiful animal for this activity you have to travel the heart of the amazon which is the Manu national park there, ridden by boat on the river Manu you travel carefully in search of the jaguar there is the best option to see the jaguar as it comes to the river to take water and hunt some animals like the capybara or the caiman, also the whistling of the birds help you to find it, maybe you are the lucky one see the largest predator feline in the Amazon.
The jaguar, is the largest feline in America and the third in the world (after the lion and the tiger), is also the only representative of the Panthera genus found in this continent, inhabits almost desert places like the Arizona Desert or the Mexican to tropical jungles like the Amazon.
The weight of an adult jaguar ranges from 45 to 130 kg, the length from the nose to the tip of the tail is 1.70 to 2.30 m, and it has a longevity of 20 years.
It is almost exclusively nocturnal and has great ability to see in the dark; they are solitary and, in general, are found in the jungles bordering large rivers or mangroves.
It feeds, above all, on peccaries, deer, monkeys, tapirs, raccoons, badgers, armadillos, rabbits and other small mammals; besides birds, fish, dogs, crocodiles, alligators, lizards, snakes, turtles and their eggs
The gestation period is 100 days, they usually have two offspring, Shortly before birth, the male leaves the female and she cares for the pups alone:
Jaguars are extremely elusive and well camouflaged, which makes them difficult to find.
Your best chance to see this majestic cat
Travel along the river Manu, when the jaguar reaches the shore to drink water and hunt animals along the beach. It’s the perfect time to search for jaguars in the jungle, spend some time in the boat, crossing the river and looking for a jaguar on the river bank, or even one swimming in the water. Lucky tourists see the big cat! And wonders making videos and taking pictures, we also enjoyed a spectacular moment spying on other wild animals along the stunning beaches of the river.
Why you’ll Love the Jungle Jaguar Search
A Unique Chance to Spot a Jaguar: Jaguars are increasingly rare and hard to see all over South America due to hunting and loss of habitat. But here in Manu biosphere reserve, their population is actually growing! Because of this, you have an unparalleled chance to see these .wild creatures
The Natural Beauty of the River: The Manu River one of the most beautiful in the region. As a result, you’ll luxuriate in the tranquil river surroundings — and often an unforgettable sunrise or sunset — during the search.
The Jungle Jaguar Search Details
- Time of year: June – August
- Place to see: Manu River and Tambopata River
- Recommended for: morning or afternoon
- Duration: 3 hours.
- Level of difficulty: I
- Available at: Manu River and Palotoa Amazon Lodge.