Jaguar enclosure

Jaguar enclosure
Jaguar enclosure

Cubai is a 15 year old male Jaguar that is currently living at the La Paz Zoo and is 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.

Total funds required: $18,000 USD
Total funds required: $18,000 USD



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The Story

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 is 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 will arrive on the 20th of November and will be 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 have gathered $2,260 of the $18,000 required. We need still 15,740 to build and equip his enclosure. 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 is now

This is Cubai at La Paz Zoo.


The project

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

Budget: $18,000

Raised: $2,260





Project advancement

We are currently building the management cage, which you can see in the image, that will feature a swimming pool. Also we have already built the transportation kennel, which you can see in the second image. This is where 3,000 dollars have gotten us. We need another 17,000 to build the final, large enclosure. Cubai will be spending his days in the management cage until we can gather all of the funds to build the final enclosure.




♥ Jon Derksen $50

♥ Fundación Kantutani $500

♥ Mary Rankin $1500

♥ Mediterranean Shipping Company Bolivia $760

♥ John Walesa $50 

♥ Sarah Tulicki $25 

♥ Sarah Stead –  $50.00

What an amazing home Cubai is heading to, the work you guys are doing is so incredible. I hope this helps in some way at least 🙂 Sarah