The question to ask about the Jaguarete is, Did it ever exist? G.Markgrave in 1648 sppeaks of a jaguarete, but he seems to mean a melanistic jaguar. However, T. Pennant in 1771 speaks of a "black tiger". This may be the animal which in the 18th Century was called a jaguarete by commentators. It had light underparts, so it could not be a melanistic jaguar. The jaguarete's existence was once accepted by scientists, but they do not now consider there is sufficient evidence to warrant belief in the animal.
Sunday, 22 December 2019
JAGUARETE - INTERESTING CRYPTID
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