A baby jaguar A baby jaguar: cuddly when young.

Baby jaguar offspring of rescued animals

Male kitten was born Sunday at wildlife center in Nayarit

Diego, Jungla and various veterinarians are celebrating a birth this week, that of a male jaguar at a wildlife management center in San Blas, Nayarit.


Parents Diego and Jungla had been rescued by officials with the environmental protection agency Profepa in the Bahía de Banderas and San Blas areas.

The male kitten was born at 5:40am Sunday at the La Palma crocodile sanctuary in San Blas and weighed just under one kilogram. It is the first offspring of jaguars rescued in Nayarit.

The animal was separated from its mother and will be raised by veterinarians, although the reason for doing so was not reported. Jaguars are considered “near threatened” on the conservation status scale, one down from “least concern.”

The jaguar is the largest feline in the Americas, and third largest in the world after the tiger and lion. It is found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America and parts of South America.

While the size of the animal can vary a lot, the jaguar usually weighs around 56 to 96 kilograms, according to Wikipedia.

Source: La Jornada (sp)

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