Kaaiyana and Her Cubs

Kaaiyana and Her Cubs Photo
A female jaguar and her two cubs plod through Kaa Iya National Park, Bolivia, just a short distance from the Isoso Station of the Santa Cruz-Puerto Suarez Gas Pipeline. The mother, nicknamed Kaaiyana, has been seen with her cubs in the area for over a month; though WCS conservationists confirm the big cat has lived in the area for at least six years.

At more than 13,200 square miles, Kaa Iya National Park is the largest protected area in Bolivia and safeguards the most expansive dry forest in the world. Park guards work with Gas TransBoliviano personnel to prevent illegal hunting and settlements along the right-of-way to the gas pipeline and ensure the protection of wildlife, including jaguar prey, in the park.

Learn more from the press release >>

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