Jaguar Panthera onca
ESA status: endangered

black jaguar pc USFWS

Admired for its striking spotted coat, this largest cat in the Americas needs big, wild places to thrive. We intend to make the Greater Gila Bioregion—with its existing 1.1 million acres of wilderness and potential additions of another 2.2 million acres of wilderness—one of the best-protected areas in North America and ensure that a self-sustaining jaguar population is re-established there.

photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service