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Apr 10, 2018

Brazil’s jaguars find safe haven in rainforest trees

Brazil’s jaguars find safe haven in rainforest trees

Brazilian jaguars, imperilled by hunters, ranchers and destruction of their habitat, have learned to survive at least one menace -- flooding in the Amazon -- by taking to the trees.

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A camera installed in a trap captures a glimpse of a jaguar at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 13, 2018. HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A heron is seen in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 7, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Cows are seen in the Vila Alencar community, part of the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 10, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Children play in the Boca do Mamiraua community at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 29, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A research team works at the floating research base of the Mamiraua Institute in the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 7, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Veterinarian Louise Maranhao from the Mamiraua Institute examines a black male jaguar after capturing him at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 6, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A female adult jaguar, which has a cub, growls at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 5, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A female adult jaguar sits atop a tree at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 5, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A black male jaguar looks out from atop a tree at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 7, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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The Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve is seen in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 16, 2016. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Tourists with local guides search for jaguars on top of the trees at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 19, 2016. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A child paddles past the Vila Alencar community at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 10, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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The Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve is seen in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 16, 2016. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A boat sails past the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 16, 2016. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A jaguar cub, stands atop a tree during a flood at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 5, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A researcher from the Mamiraua Institute examines a black male jaguar after capturing him at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 6, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A black male jaguar climbs down a tree branch at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 1, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Research assistant Railgler dos Santos from the Mamiraua Institute installs traps to catch jaguars at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil January 22, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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An alligator, part of the jaguars' diet, surfaces at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 11, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Yellow-hooded blackbirds fly over the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 25, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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The sun sets at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 9, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A window of the floating research base of the Mamiraua Institute looks out at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 27, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A researcher from the Mamiraua Institute captures a black male jaguar at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 6, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A black male jaguar lies tranquillised by researchers from the Mamiraua Institute at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 6, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Researcher Diogo Maia Grabin (L) and his assistant Railgler dos Santos from the Mamiraua Institute install camera traps at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 9, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Research assistants from the Mamiraua Institute check a tree where they spotted a jaguar at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 1, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Researcher Diogo Maia Grabin prepares to tranquillise a black male jaguar at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 6, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A researcher from the Mamiraua Institute uses a radio device to check if any traps were activated by jaguars at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly SEARCH "JAGUARS AMAZON" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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A researcher from the Mamiraua Institute puts a GPS collar on a black male jaguar after capturing him at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, March 6, 2018. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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Lead researcher Emiliano Esterci Ramalho from the Mamiraua Institute uses a radio device to locate jaguars at the Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve in Uarini, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 30, 2017. BRUNO KELLY/REUTERS

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