While boating in the Amazon, conservationists came across an incredible animal taking a cross-river swim.
The Amazon is the most biologically diverse place on Earth, teeming with all sorts of botanical, insect, and animal life. Sadly, however, humans have done irreparable damage to large portions of the land, displacing creatures and even causing some to go extinct.
Today, conservationists for Amazon Region Protected Areas (ARPA), the largest conservation effort in the world, are taking steps to preserve 150 million acres of the Amazon rainforest. Their goal it to guarantee the survival of animals like the one you are about to see.
After a storm, members of the ARPA crew set out for a boat ride. Then a team member spotted something in the distance.
We all think cats hate water, but not jaguars like this beauty! They not only love to swim, but rely on large, unpopulated stretches of riverbank to hunt and fish. Spotting this gorgeous cat mid-swim is a sure sign that the ARPA’s conservation efforts are working. Check out the encounter below.
What an incredible sight! It’s awesome to see this creature lovin’ life in its natural habitat. Be sure to share this once-in-a-lifetime sighting with the animal lovers you know.
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