When They Saw This Big Cat Swimming Through The River They Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes


After an enormous rainstorm, President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund of the United States Carter Roberts was traveling the Tapajs River at the edge of  the Southern Amazon Mosaic with a group of fellow conservationists when someone spotted something swimming in the water.

After a brief “it’s a bird, it’s a plane” situation, the crew’s guide, Bret Whitney, finally identified the creature as a rare melanistic jaguar. With only about 600 individual black jaguars that exist in the wild, this floating feline was certainly an unusual sight.

Thankfully, someone was able to film the black big cat in all of its water-logged glory.

Take a look below!

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