Cubai is a 15 year old male Jaguar that was living at the La Paz Zoo and was not having a good time with the weather and the high altitude. He needs a new, lower place to live in. Senda Verde has the right weather, but not the right space. We need to urgently construct one and we need you for that.
Cubai is a 15 year old Jaguar that three months ago was relocated from a private property in the Yungas region to the La Paz Zoo. The animal was in good hands, but his advanced age mixed with the cold weather and the high altitude of La Paz, are beginning to affect his health, he needs a lower place to live in.
The authorities have asked Senda Verde if we could receive him. In face of the urgency we have decided to receive him and make him part of our family. Cubai arrived on the 20th of November is being kept in a temporary enclosure, and sadly we wont be able to build a proper enclosure for him until we gather the whole funds.
We are sure that with your help we will be able to achieve our goal and make Cubai’s good future a reality. The place where we will build his enclosure is quiet, has a lot of trees, vegetation and a nearby river.
Thanks to the support of many very generous people, Senda Verde has become one of the most respected wildlife refuges in Bolivia and in the World, and that couldn’t be possible without your contributions.
Cubai is lucky to have found a permanent, proper home; but he as well as the rest of the animals, don’t belong in refuges. It wont be until we can create the proper laws against wildlife trade and educate our people about the need to respect life, that animals like Cubai will continue to be victims of careless human deeds.
Where he was
This is Cubai at La Paz Zoo.
First we will build a management cage with dimensions of 3 x 10 x 3 meters, with a pool 1,20 x 6 and 1 meter deep. After that we will build the rest of the enclosure, which should be 10 x 18 meters and x 7 meters high. Next to the aviary, it is one of the most expensive enclosures. Being south america’s largest cat, jaguars demand a lot of space.
The new enclosure
Size: L) 18m W) 10m H) 7m
These are images of the management cage while it was being constructed and the transportation kennel used to take him from La Paz Zoo to La Senda Verde.
Cubai arrived well and tired to Senda Verde. He is now in the management cage awaiting to gather the funds to build the rest of the enclosure.