Vermont for Wildlife
Jaguars used to live from the southwestern United States to Argentina, but they have lost much of their forest home to ranching, clearing to create farmland, and illegal logging.
In addition, farmers and ranchers view them as pests and will often shoot them to preemptively stop them from killing their cattle.
More recently, these big cats are facing a new threat: poaching for the illegal trade in wildlife. Hunters like to show off their trophies, and their teeth and claws are sought after in China and elsewhere as a show of wealth or as a talisman to protect against evil.
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