J-is for Jaguar

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There are two jaguars here at Boskoppie – Jaggy and Boyfriend.

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They are quite a lot bigger than I expected ie. big cat sizing largest to smallest – Lions, Tiger, Jaguar, Leopard etc.

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These 2 have very different colouring and tend to hang out under small bushes or in their night den.

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Today we looked after DEF’s again. These guys are getting pretty playful in the mornings. I had about 7 of them all decide they wanted to lay on my lap for scratches at once. Funnily enough my lap isn’t big enough for that many lions at once so a bit of a fight over my lap occurred quickly followed by the bigger of the lions claiming poll position for scratches while the rest banished to chew on my shoes.

We cut up a warthog for the cubs this afternoon. I actually made quite a lot of mince. We’re getting pretty good at cutting off fat, skin and sinue with non-ideal knives so that the meat makes it through the mincer without clogging up.