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Nonfatal, Nonpredatory Jaguar Attacks in Brazil: A Case Series

Published:September 18, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wem.2022.07.003
      The jaguar, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758), is the biggest felid in the Americas. Its range extends from the southwestern United States to northern Argentina. Herein, we present 5 nonfatal jaguar attacks that occurred in Brazil between March 2010 and November 2021. Most of the cases occurred when the victim encountered a jaguar guarding its food or cubs or devouring prey; none appeared to be the result of predatory behavior.

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