Thursday, 3 May 2018

PHOTOS: Giant otters face down jaguar trespassing in their territory near Brazilian river

Jaguar Amneville.JPGAs one of Brazil’s apex predators there’s little that can give a jaguar paws for thought - except as it turns out, giant otters.


Researchers travelling by boat in the Pantanal tropical wetlands captured this hilarious video showing the interactions between the big cats and the otters living along the São Lourenço River.
It shows a young jaguar who has strayed near the otters’ favourite feeding spot and a den full of young pups, resulting in a whole group ganging up to scare her away.


In a blog post on the encounter, Ailton Lara, Director at Pantanal Nature, explains Ague, a 3-year-old female, chose to to sit in the wrong spot to take in the river view.

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