Rare black jaguar swims across Amazon river

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Shock Video: Rare Black Jaguar Swims Amazon River

A group of tourists were treated to a rare sight ... a black jaguar who swam past their boat.

What makes this video so incredible is the fact that according to the World Wildlife Fund there may only be 600 of these cats left on earth.

This video was captured during a tour of Juruena National Park, which was created by Brazil's Amazon region protected areas program, the largest tropical forest conservation project in history.

At first, people on the boat thought it was a dog, but as they got closer they realized it was a strong, male black jaguar. He was swimming across the flooded river to reach the other riverbank.

Then, the beautiful beast slipped quietly into the jungle.

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Rare black jaguar swims across Amazon river
Black jaguar against a background of thick bamboo

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