Hello it's me Kricket and today we're going to talk about one of my favorite animals... jaguars!
Did you know that jaguars are in danger of becoming an endangered species? They are severely hunted by cattle ranchers so that they won't eat the cattle, they are hunted by people for their skins as a decoration, they are hunted by hunters just for the fun of it, and for the past few years the jaguar population has been decimated by Chinese immigrants who have been illegally killing jaguars just for their teeth! The Chinese believe that if they grind jaguar teeth into a powder and drink it like tea, it will make them more virile. Ugh!
Now BoliviaBella.com and Charisma Bolivian Jewelry are helping support Fundación Yaguarete, an organization in Bolivia that is trying to save jaguars. You can read more about what they are doing to save jaguars in this article about them that we just published today! We are helping raise awareness for jaguars, and you can help too by raising awareness along with us. There is no Bolivia without jaguars!