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Brazilian Conservationists Try to Save the American Jaguar

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February 21, 2013
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Brazil has half the world's population of the endangered American jaguar, which is still hunted for its skin. To try and understand the animal better, conservationists are capturing them and then reintroducing them into the wild with electronic tags that can be tracked via GPS.


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