Jaguar is the national animal of Guyana and is also known as the king of the forest of the country. Guyana is one of the few places on earth that has protected 26 of the world's species threatened with extinction
Guyana: Jaguar is the national animal of Guyana and is also known as the king of the forest of the country. Guyana is one of the few places on earth that has protected 26 of the world’s species threatened with extinction. It has some of the world’s richest biodiversity.
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The Visit Guyana took to Facebook and shared some unknown facts about the Jaguar- the national animal of Guyana and stated that the government of Guyana is working to protect these species.
The strength and courage of this native big cat make it the perfect symbol of the country. Guyana’s coat of arms features two jaguars.
In recent years, several countries in South America have seen a sharp increase in jaguar poaching.
Their fangs, skin, and other body parts are traded and used to make ornaments or “medicinal” products for markets in Asia. Increased surveillance and training are therefore necessary to help stop this, especially since jaguars are listed as near threatened on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List.
The Jaguar is the largest specie of cat in the Americas and one of six found in Guyana. Elegant and elusive, it is our national animal and enjoys protected status in Guyana.
Guyana has some of the world’s richest biodiversity , including
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