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Adopt a Black Jaguar

Most jaguars are a golden yellow color with black spotting, but some are born with naturally dark coats. While these dark cats are often called "black panthers" they are actually the same species. If you look closely at a black jaguar you'll see that they also have black spots but they are simply harder to see against their dark coat. Jaguars can be found in North, Central, and South America in rain forests, grasslands, woodlands, and even deserts. The black jaguar is usually found in darker rain forest areas. Jaguars are nocturnal and have eyes that are adapted for night hunting. Rather than run down their prey, jaguars will stalk and ambush it. Jaguars are among the top predators in their habitat and don't have much to fear other than humans. In areas where natural prey is scarce, they will sometimes prey on livestock, which usually results in trapping and poisoning by ranchers. Other threats to jaguars involve deforestation due to farming, mining, and logging. This breaks up the jaguar's habitat leaving them with less food and fewer mates. Help NWF in its efforts to protect and recover the wild places that sustain wildlife. Adopt a black jaguar today!

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