As cute as this little guy is and as majestic as his mama appears, the footage is kind of sad. These two are clearly very affected by being trapped behind glass, while onlookers project bright flashes of light at them. The birth of the cub was part of the zoo's jaguar breeding program.
If this footage were taken in the wild, where there are estimated to be fewer than 15,000 jaguars left , it would tell a very different story about this jaguar family. Mother jaguars fiercely protect their young ones in their first years of life from anyone who may be a threat, so this situation was likely very stressful for this mom.
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