Jaguar Pictures: Record Big-Cat Numbers Spotted in Bolivia


(October 24, 2011) A jaguar paces in front of a camera trap in the rain forests of Bolivia. It is one of a record nineteen individuals spotted in a recent survey of the country's Madidi National Park.

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) set up the camera traps to try and identify jaguars based on the unique patterns of their spots. Once the images were collected, the team ran them through software originally designed to recognize tigers by their stripes.

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