Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Black Jaguar Born at Peruvian Zoo
A jaguar cub now calls the biggest zoo in Lima, Peru home, and made a public debut April 14 under Mother's watchful eyes. The birth - the first in captivity this year - is significant to conservation efforts because the jaguar is a "near threatened" species whose numbers are in decline. A black jaguar is rare; black coats happen in only 6% of the species. Black jaguars are sometimes called black panthers, but the term "black panther" is generic and can refer to both jaguars and cougars.
Posted by Your Black Cat (Y.B. Cats) at 5/13/2009