Jaguar

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About the Jaguar

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 from mountainous places, as in the high jungles of Peru to rain forests like the Amazon.
Boating on the Manu and Tambopata River result in sightings of jaguars (Panthera onca) 35% of the time. This is because the Manu and Tambopata region is home to many peccaries, tapirs and other animals that are food for the jaguar.

Jaguar Characteristics

Is the largest Feline in America, has a night binocular vision and retractable nails, they usually eat Birds, Fish, Deer, Primates, Peccaries and Snakes, its beautiful fur is covered by beautiful rosettes that serve as camouflage at the time of hunting. The jaguar can live 12 to 15 years, and can reach 2 meters.

How to plan your trip through the Amazon to see the jaguar and other wild animals of the jungle

Go to Manu National Park or the Tambopata National Reserve and pay attention to the riverbank: jaguars lurk around the river in this protected area.
Explore with a trained guide: visit trails, in our private reserve of palotoa and in the reserve area of Manu Park in the Peruvian Amazon. 

One of our experienced guides will help you find them!
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