The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word “yaguar” and it means “he who kills with one leap” (National Geography). With only 600 individuals left in the wild, it was very rare to capture a black jaguar somewhere.
This time this rare view happened in the Amazon River. An astonishing huge black jaguar was captured by the cameras swimming in the river. Due to his muscular limbs, he was swimming very fast and without hesitation. These wild creatures require wide areas of tropical rainforests and riverbanks to survive.
The Amazon Region Protected Areas ensures 150 million acres—three times the size of all US parks combined. So this can be a fantastic place for jaguars to live and also breed.
Listed as near threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, jaguars suffer from habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as hunting for their prized coats.