Scientists estimate there are between 130,000 and 208,000 jaguars left in the wild, mostly concentrated in the Amazon basin. The jaguar is classified by IUCN as ‘near threatened’. According to local experts, today there are an estimated 2,000-3,000 jaguars left in the wild in Bolivia.
Are there jaguars in Bolivia?
Bolivia’s Madidi National Park is home to several hundred jaguars. Park director Marcos Uzquiano (at left) and his rangers have seen an uptick in interest from Chinese buyers looking for jaguar teeth to sell on the black market in their country.
Where can I see jaguars in Bolivia?
Bolivia is a beautiful country for spotting animals. The chance that you will see a jaguar is very likely if you go to the right places. At 180 kilometers from Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the San Miguelito Cattle Station, one of Bolivia’s best kept secrets. This ecotourism project is virtually unheard of.
How many jaguars are in Colombia?
Panthera says there are some 15,000 of the cats left in Colombia, and about 170,000 in the Americas as a whole. The species once stretched from the southern United States to northern Argentina, but its range has since been halved, and it is extinct in several countries.
How many jaguars are left in South America?
The total population of jaguars in the Americas is approximately 64,000. There are 34 jaguar subpopulations, 25 of which are threatened and eight of which are in danger of extinction. Jaguars are solitary animals and live and hunt alone, except during mating season.
Where is the best place to see jaguars?
Best places to see Jaguars
- #1 Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Belize.
- #2 Caiman Ecological Reserve, southern Pantanal, Brazil.
- #3 Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica.
- #4 Cuiabá River, northern Pantanal, Brazil.