Eyes of a Jaguar
Eyes of a Jaguar -
Nothing in the rainforest stimulates one's nervous system like the feeling you're being watched by a jaguar! It is always exciting to see one of their paw prints along the trail and think they could be just a few feet away watching you.
The name "jaguar" is derived from a native american word meaning "pouncing killer". These cats are apex predators and will feed on almost everything from crocodiles to monkeys in the rainforest. They are excellent swimmers and climbers.
While Costa Rica has preserved much of their native habitat in national forests such as Tortuguero, Corcovado, Monte Verde and Santa Rosa, numbers of these beautiful animals continue to decline worldwide from 400,000 to about 14,000 over the past century due to habitat loss.