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Jaguar was released in Argentina to support endangered species

As part of a program to increase the number of endangered species, a jaguar named Jaguar was released into a national park in Argentina on Friday. This was the eighth Jaguar released to Iberá National Park this year, but the first adult male was according to the environmental group Rewilding Argentina behind the project.

Jatobazinho weighs about 90 kg (200 lbs) and has black spots on its brown fur. He first appeared in a rural school in Brazil in 2018 and appeared thin and weak after crossing the river from Paraguay. The big cat was sent to the Jaguar Reintroduction Center, which spent a year in a Brazilian animal sanctuary and had been extinct for 70 years in northeastern Corrientes, Argentina since 2012.

Rewilding Argentina biologist Sebastian Di Martino said that when a jaguar leaves the enclosure and enters the wild, the jaguar needs to be wonderfully relaxed. “When an animal is stressed, it can be confusing and end up everywhere,” he said. He said these jaguars were given live prey while being captured because they had to know how to hunt. Iberá Park is home to many wildlife such as deer. Jaguar is tracked by the GPS device you are wearing. Currently, there are plans to release females born at the reintroduction center.

The park is also waiting for three wild jaguars to arrive from Paraguay and two more to be bred in Uruguay and Brazil. Jaguar is native to the Americas. It is estimated that there were more than 100,000 jaguars when Europeans arrived in the 15th century, with habitats ranging from the semi-desert regions of North America to the tropical forests of South America. According to nature maintenance groups, Jaguar populations in South America have declined by up to 25% over the last 20 years due to deforestation depletion of habitat. -AFP

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