The wild cat did not make any kind of attack signal to the people who were admiring its beauty
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Published Thursday, November 5, 2020

Jaguar recorded near university
in Pocora Canton

By A.M. Costa Rica  staff

A jaguar (Panthera onca) was seen lounging peacefully near the Earth University in Pocora Canton, Limón Province on Monday.

The Panthera onca is a large felid species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the American continent.

The video was filmed by Mario Altamirano, when he was visiting the surroundings of the university. The feline was resting, and after posing for the camera for a few seconds, quietly walked away.

The wild cat did not make any kind of attack signal to the people who were admiring its beauty. The video was posted on Facebook.

In September, 
Chirripó National Park rangers, through the use of hidden cameras, recorded a jaguar walking along the slopes of the park toward the top of the hill, which is the highest altitude in the country.

The park comprises parts from three provinces: San José, Limón and Cartago. It was established as a wild protected area in 1975.

According to the park rangers, the number of visitors has decreased considerably after a long period of closure as part of the emergency government measures caused by the pandemic.

The decrease in visitors could have allowed the wild feline to feel safe walking quietly on one of the trails used by tourists for the ascent to the Chirripó hill, said the park rangers.

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