Did you know the jaguar plays a very important role in the environment? Jaguars are considered to be an apex predator, which means they have an important role in the ecosystem to regulate the population of their prey, and in turn their prey's prey. They help with population control by hunting their prey, which in turn helps prevent over grazing of the land. This also helps keep a balance in the food chain which helps ensure that the environment remains healthy. Without the jaguar in the environment the herbivores they eat would have too many in their population and they would consume too many plants which would reduce the plant biodiversity and upset the balance of the ecosystem.
Celebrate World Jaguar Day on April 10th!