Jaguar Cubs Born in This Park for First Time in 100 Years

Published 18 Jun 2018, 16:12 BST
Jaguar Cubs Born in This Park for First Time in 100 Years

On June 6, 2018, a rare birth was celebrated at the Iberá National Park in Argentina. Tania, a three-legged, first-time mother jaguar, gave birth to two cubs – the first in over a century. She was brought from a zoo to the CLT Argentina Jaguar Reintroduction Program along with Chiqui, the cubs' father, that came from a rescue centre.

Scientists say this birth is a big deal for the species: the last estimate placed the population at 200 in Argentina. Since 2011, the programme has been working to breed jaguars and reintroduce them to the wild. The cubs must feed themselves and hone their hunting skills before they're released. 

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