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.

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