Jaguar

Scientific Name: Panthera onca
Distribution: Argentina to Mexico

Where to See Costa Rica’s Wild Felines ?

El Santuario NATUWA de vida silvestre, alberga a 3 jaguares (Panthera Onca) que quedaron huérfanos con apenas pocas semanas de edad; los felinos ingresaron gracias al Ministerio Nacional del Ambiente (MINAE). Actualmente, los tres grandes felinos gozan de salud y permanecen en amplios recintos; son parte de las maravillosas criaturas que ayudan a generar conciencia y compromiso en los visitantes para conservar los recursos naturales de Costa Rica.

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.