Uploaded on Jan 20, 2010
The Black Jaguar Foundation Official Movie narrated by Kurt Kelly
In the rainforest of the Amazon lives a Black Myth. The natives call it the Yaguara Beast. It has never been filmed in the wild nor by National Geographic, nor by David Attenborough.
It is the largest predator on the American continents. This mythical animal is the Black Jaguar. Its natural habitat is disappearing. Every year a piece of the Amazon rainforest 500 times the size of Manhattan island is being destroyed. Join us now to create awareness of its disappearing habitat. Join us now to preserve this endangered species. Still, we can document this most elusive black jungle ghost in its pristine natural habitat, for the first time ever.
Before it is too late. We have the technique. We have the elite of jaguar-Biologists. We have the world renowned Cat-Cameraman. We have passionate producers... Now we need YOU! To make it happen. The Black Jaguar Foundation
Participate in the first documentary ever on black jaguars in the wild ! The non-profit Black Jaguar Foundation has brought together 'Team Onca Preta' to reveal the black jungle myth. Join us now to contribute to jaguar conservation. Fuel the search to create awareness of drastic deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, home of the black jaguar... The Black Jaguar Foundation - Fuel The Search, information about the "Black Jaguar in the Amazon Rain Forest," narrated by Kurt Kelly. Be part of the solution, see http://www.black-jaguar.org/
JAGUAR (Panthera Onca) The jaguar is the Americas largest feline predator. This endangered cat (estimated population= +/-10,000) has one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom which it uses to crush the skull of its prey. The jaguar is often confused with the leopard which lives in Asia and Africa. The black jaguar is very rare. In jaguars, the melanism is dominant and in leopards the color mutation is recessive. Melanism is the occurence of an increased amount of dark pigmentation. Some feel the black coloring of jaguars and leopards seems to take place more when it helps the cat to be dark such as in dense forest and jungles.
Threats to this amazing cat include habitat loss and fragmentation of its range. While international trade in jaguars and their parts is illegal, the cat is still regularly killed by humans, particularly in conflicts with ranchers in Central and South America.
The United States/Mexico barrier wall will reduce the viability of any population currently residing in the United States. In January 2008 United States Fish and Wildlife approved an unprecedented decision by the The Bush Administration to abandon jaguar recovery as a goal under the Endangered Species Act.
The jaguar remains the national symbol of Brazil. And I hope we in the United States will once again embrace this amazing predator as well.
Kurt Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org http://kurtkelly.com Kurt Kelly Television Film Movie Multimedia Voice Over Artist - Actor - Host [http://kurtkelly.com, http://kurtkelly.blogspot.com].
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