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The Heart-Wrenching Story of Jiquitaia, the Rescued Jaguar Cub

An Introduction to the Tale

This is the heart-wrenching story of Jiquitaia, a jaguar cub that was abandoned by his mother in the Amazon jungle. Weak, inexperienced and vulnerable, it was extremely unlikely that he would survive for very long at all.


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Luckily, the Brazilian military rescued him and nurtured him back to full health. But what happened next was the last thing anyone was expecting – and Jiquitaia’s story has become world-renowned.