Jaguar Printed T-shirt, ¡Nature is Cool!
Mythica Ecuador™ – A story behind your purchased T-shirt
Mythical Ecuador™, a small Ecuadorian company, wants to let you know a little about its cultural and natural wealth.
The main objective of this small interactive text between your purchased shirt and this digital information is to let you know through this short but interesting information about the majestic animal printed on your T-shirt “The Jaguar”. And of course as lovers of nature and our country Ecuador, we want you to know a little more about us and our natural wealth.
Ecuador or the Ecuadorian Republic, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a sovereign and multinational country, located in the northwestern region of South America. Its capital is Quito. It is a member of the Andean Community and is organized into twenty-four provinces. It limits to the north with Colombia, to the south and east with Peru and to the west with the Pacific Ocean, which separates it from the Colón archipelago or Galapagos Islands by approximately one thousand kilometers from the continental coast, between the Santa Elena peninsula and the island of San Cristobal. It also limits with Costa Rica by the maritime border of the insular region. The equinoctial line or parallel 0° crosses the country and divides the continental and insular territories in two, thus leaving most of the Ecuadorian territory in the southern hemisphere.
The printed design on the T-shirt
Mythical Ecuador™ presents this unique and exclusive design of a Jaguar that belongs to the “Yasuní Collection“. In this design you can see a curious jaguar that is coming out of the middle of the Yasuní jungle so it has some green lianas on its head; When this curious animal finds some ancient ruins, it perches on them in a graceful and elegant way. Its front legs rest on a stone engraved with a pre-Columbian design, which in its structure has two small totems on its sides.
The jaguar is the largest predator in Central and South America and as a consequence plays an important role in the functioning of many different tropical ecosystems. This impressive mammal lives on both sides of the Andes mountain range, and there is evidence of its presence throughout the area of influence of the Yasuní National Park and Sumaco Napo-galeras national parks, as well as the Cuyabeno and Limoncocha Biological reserves (Tirira, 2017).
Sound of a Jaguar
Main Characteristics of the Jaguar
The jaguar is a quadruped, therefore it moves with its four limbs efficiently on land and water. The color, pattern of spots, fur, strength, and speed are labels used to refer to this jungle mammal. Among its most outstanding features we find:
- It can weigh up to 150kg
It weighs from 56 to 150 kg depending on the species, it can reach 1.70 to 2.30 m in length. It has a very powerful muscular structure, making it able to climb trees and reach exceptional speeds.
- Has binocular vision
It has powerful binocular and night vision that allows it to pinpoint prey in inhospitable places.
- Its bite exceeds that of any feline
It has a very powerful bite even surpassing that of the lion and tiger due to its muscular structure. Obtaining the number one position among the felines thanks to its teeth and muscles. It can drag prey twice its weight up to 360 kg and pierce shells and armor with ease.
The jaguar is a terrestrial carnivorous animal by nature, and usually attacks its prey directly on the neck or head.
The diet of this fearsome predator is basically made up of monkeys, deer, tapirs, sheep, cattle, sloths, armadillos, or other animals.
However, being an excellent swimmer, it is easier for him to catch other creatures that live in the rivers such as: crocodiles, alligators, turtles and fish..
This terrestrial carnivorous animal is located at the top of the food chain, being out of danger of being attacked by other species.
However, its worst enemy is the human being, who has destroyed its natural habitat for years with the construction of houses, cocoa cultivation and rubber plantations.
On the other hand, the felling of trees in jungles and tropical forests to raise cattle has contributed to the disappearance of some creatures that the jaguar commonly hunts.
In this sense, by not having food, it directly attacks the cattle, generating the fury of the owners of these animals, who decide to eliminate the feline.
Another cause is illegal hunting for the sale of its skin, which has put this beautiful specimen in critical danger of extinction.
- Jaguar. Recovered from atlasanimal.com
- Jaguar Distribution map. Recovered from iucnredlist.org