The Genetic Literacy Program reports:
Panthera, a charity that manages “corridors” for jaguars that stretch from Argentina to Mexico, guesses that just 5,000 of the cats are left in
The idea is to teach cattle self-defence, or rather to breed the instinct into them.
Panthera’s idea is to replace panicky Zebu breed of cattle raised by many of the local ranchers, a with cattle breed that stand their ground, or to interbreed the two. Esteban Payán, who directs Panthera’s operations in northern South America, chose San
The breeding program appears to have some potential although not many local ranchers have bought in just yet. No jaguars have attacked cattle on Las Pampas,
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Source: The Genetic Literacy Program and the Economist