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Amanaci, The Jaguar That Symbolizes Environmental Destruction In Brazil Wetlands

Amanaci used to roam freely around Brazil’s Pantanal region until an outbreak of fires in this paradise of biodiversity left the jaguar with scorched paws. She was found two months ago sheltering in a chicken coop in Pocone in the central-western state of Mato Grosso, trying to flee the fires. Since then Amanaci has become a symbol of the destruction of the planet’s largest tropical wetland caused by fires. Suffering from third degree burns to her paws, she is now being treated with stem cells at the Nex Institute, an animal preservation NGO, some 1,000 kilometers from her natural habitat. […]

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