Scientific Name: Panthera onca

Common Name(s): Panther (if melanistic)

Status: Near Threatened

Estimated Population: 15,000-20,000 (Amazon rain forest)

Population Trend: Decreasing

Threats:                         Habitat loss,                                      deforestation and logging; poaching, hide, trophy; farmers, fears of livestock                                      losses.

Range:                           The jaguar is native to South America, though does occur in some of the                                      southern United States: Argentina; Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Colombia; Costa                                      Rica; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras;                                      Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; United States;                                      Venezuela.

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