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The true story of a jaguar raised by a city
(sent by Lisarb Sena de Mello, a partner and designer of NEX logo)

On each side of the border of the states of Mato Grosso and Goiás, Central Brazil, there are two neighboring cities, Barra do Garças and Aragarças. this jaguar was raised in Aragarças, located in the state of Goiás.

It took me some time to find this picture, because my father had kept it among his things, but in the end it turned out for the better, as he was able to tell me the whole story of the cat. It hadn’t been rescued from hunters, it was rescued by them! A group of wild boars had killed its mother (though it’s hard to believe that peccaries can kill jaguars) and it strayed alone, till it came to our farm, which stood mid-way between the town and the hunters’ trail. So we took care of it, and it grew to be very tame. But as it grew older, it was becoming more and more difficult to keep it – so the city decided to adopt it.

The jaguar’s noble spiritual task

Legend of the Xavantes indians
If you know any tale/legend about jaguars or pumas, please send it to us.
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