We’re celebrating after welcoming two jaguar cubs to our animal family this summer. Taiama, a seven-year-old jaguar, gave birth to her third and her fourth babies during the night of August 6, 2019.
Jaguar populations have been steadily declining for years, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. They are threatened by habitat loss, hunting and the illegal trade of body parts.Jaguars are part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP) under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Zoo de Granby is among the accredited organizations that are committed to helping breed them. Each birth is therefore a victory for the species with precarious status (x2 in this case).