ARTIS Collectable of the jaguar. This soft toy is 10 cm tall.
The jaguar is a carnivore. It eats mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. In comparison, jaguars have the most powerful bite of all big cats. With their strong jaws, they even get through a turtle shell. The jaguar is an endangered species, from South and Central America. They also lived in Iberá, in the north of Argentina, where they no longer exist because humans have taken their habitat for large-scale agriculture. Artis supports a project that wants to release the jaguar in this area and make sure that the local population becomes familiar with it. Since jaguars are the tip of the food pyramid, they have an important role. When they live in Iberá again, there will be a better balance in nature there.