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Jaguar’s Carefree Selfie Session Caught On Amazon Forest Cam

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For centuries, jaguars living deep in the jungles of South America have been revered as symbols of majesty, prowling through dense forest with a kingly air of grace and dignity.

But, as it turns out, when they think no one is watching, that can all go out the window in a hurry.

Brazil's Mamirauá Institute recently released some revealing footage of a jaguar captured on a pair of camera traps placed in an Amazon nature preserve. The big cat can be seen curiously investigating the imaging device as it snaps a few up-close self-portraits.

(YouTube/Mamirauá Institute)

Afterward, the typically regal jaguar rolls around a bit in front of the camera, clearly without a care in the world.

(YouTube/Mamirauá Institute)

But it doesn't end there. Later on, during the day, what looks to be the same jaguar returns to take a few more shameless selfies.

There's no doubt about it - the camera loves him. And the feeling appears to be mutual.

(YouTube/Mamirauá Institute)