Jaguar

Scientific Name: Panthera onca
Distribution: Argentina to Mexico

The Panthera onca or jaguar, lives in the forests of Costa Rica and is one of the most iconic species of the country. The jaguar has one of the most important functions in the ecosystem. They help to control the populations of herbivores, which is of critical importance to the forest. It is essential to conserve this feline species that today is under threat of extinction.