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Jaguar dating

Posted by: Rebecca Whitham, Communications

Recently, jaguars Nayla and Junior had their first chance to spend time together in their outdoor exhibit, the award-winning Jaguar Cove. The two are being introduced for potential breeding as part of a Species Survival Plan effort to maintain a healthy population of this endangered species. But first, these usually solitary animals have to get to know each other...

(Tip: Turn up the volume to hear an explanation of the jaguar behaviors you are seeing.)

Video by Ryan Hawk/Woodland Park Zoo. Photo of Nayla by Dennis Dow.