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About the Jaguars

Range: The species is found from Mexico to northern Argentina, but has lost about 49% of its historical range. At present they are in fragmented areas within the Amazon basin.

Population status: Widespread. its larger stronghold.

Behavior: The largest species of Mesoamerica (42-100kg), it is active by day and night. Although it is a good climber and swimmer, it prefers to hunt on the ground. It has a diverse diet, preying on fish, reptiles (iguanas, turtles, caimans, etc.), medium to large mammals (pacas, tapirs, white-lipped peccary) and large birds. Females breed about every two years, having 1-4 kittens, two being the most common. In wildlife it can live about 15 years, while in captivity more than 20.


FUNDAZOO is an organization that is actively involved in conservation through research, habitat management and education. Conservation activities include species exhibitions, natural history, guided tours and workshops for students. Reforestation and rehabilitation of the zoo, as well as the Conservation Center in Santa Ana. Also, FUNDAZOO actively works with Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

About Jaguar Honey

The honey process started in Costa Rica and has since spread to other countries in Central America. In this process some or all of the mucilage of the coffee cherry – or coffee honey – that coats the parchment is left on during the drying stage, giving the coffee a sweetness that resembles a natural honey.

This Tarrazú coffee was hand-picked, depulped and moved to patios – African beds – where it was dried for a week until it reached the desired humidity.

Our Costa Rica Jaguar Tarrazú Honey is one of our coffees with a purpose. The coffee is the same as San Diego Honey, but we are asking a bit more – and Genuine Origin will match it – for the coffee to finance FUNDAZOO’s program to protect Costa Rica’s diminishing jaguar population.

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