Two Jaguar Cubs
A jaguar mother with her two cubs in a Colombian oil palm plantation.
Rare Jaguar Image
A jaguar cub inspects a camera trap, set up by the cat conservation group Panthera, in a Colombian oil plantation while its sibling looks on.
A jaguar cub grooms itself in a Colombian oil palm plantation.
On the Prowl
A male jaguar walking through a Colombian oil palm plantation. Until now, scientists did not have photographic evidence that jaguars were using oil palm plantations as passageways in the region.
A male jaguar walks past Panthera’s camera trap in a Colombian oil palm plantation.
The same male jaguar walking past Panthera’s camera trap in a Colombian oil palm plantation.
A male jaguar walks through an oil palm plantation in Colombia's Magdalena river valley. Like this one, jaguars usually sport a yellowish coat with a pattern of black spots called rosettes; scientists can identify individual jaguars by their unique pattern of spots.
Distant camera trap photo of a male jaguar in an oil palm plantation, Colombia.
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Jeanna served as editor-in-chief of Live Science. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a graduate science journalism degree from New York University. She has worked as a biologist in Florida, where she monitored wetlands and did field surveys for endangered species. She also received an ocean sciences journalism fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.