Wild jaguar spotted on Cerqueira César streets.
A jaguar was seen “walking” on the streets of Cerqueira César (SP) on Tuesday morning, September 1, 2020. The jaguar even attacked a house. No one was attacked or injured because of this jaguar.
The jaguar is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List; and its numbers are dwindling. Threats include loss and fragmentation. The word ‘jaguar’ is derived from ‘iiaguara’, which is the name of one of Brazil’s indigenous languages for a cat with wild spots larger than a wolf.
The Avaré Fire Department (SP) was called in to catch the wild jaguar spotted on Cerqueira César streets. The jaguar landed behind the Benecdita Leite Basic Health Unit (UBS), but was unable to enter the building. Officials called the fire brigade to catch the animal.
The jaguar is a cohesive and muscular animal. It is the largest cat native to the United States and the third largest in the world, surpassing the size of a lion and a leopard. Its coat is usually yellowish red, but it is brownish red, mostly.
In all, the jaguar is the largest cat species in the New World and the third largest in the world. This spotted cat is exactly like a leopard, but it is usually larger and stronger.
According to firefighters, the teams went to the spot where the wild jaguar spotted on Cerqueira César streets. Teams from the Environmental Services Secretariat of the Environmental Municipal Secretariat were also summoned for this.
Like all cats, the jaguar is a necessary carnivore, eating only meat. It is an opportunistic hunter and its diet includes at least 87 species. Its biting power allows it to pierce tortoises and reptiles.
According to the city council, the Secretary of Environment reported that the animal was trapped and was waiting for a team with tranquilizers to catch the wild jaguar spotted on Cerqueira César streets.