Male Jaguar
© Staffan Widstrand / WWF

Adopt A Jaguar

The jaguar has been virtually wiped out from most of its northern and southern range. Jaguars now occupy around half of their historic habitat.

Your adoptions will help protect jaguars in the Amazon and help fund our other vital work around the world. When you choose an animal adoption, you are supporting both your chosen animals as well as wider work to help bring our world back to life.

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Safeguarding Jaguars' Threatened Stronghold

Over the last century, jaguars have disappeared from around half of their former range. The Amazon is a stronghold for jaguars – around 75% of the population live there. For the first time, WWF and collaborators have analysed threats to jaguar populations across Brazilian Amazon protected areas, identifying priority areas for the conservation of the species, and reinforcing the role of indigenous lands as sanctuaries for jaguars and biodiversity. The area analysed in the publication amounts to more than 1.7m km2 (41% of the Brazilian Amazon!). This research, along with the change in presidency, mean that there are new hopes for both the Brazilian Amazon and the jaguars that reside there.

Your Adoption Really Helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor and protect jaguar and their habitat but also fund our other vital work around the world.

Adopt a jaguar and receive

Cuddly Toy

An optional soft toy to love forever. Toy may vary from image shown.

Welcome Pack

Choose between our standard welcome pack or a pack created for children under 12.

Regular Updates

We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your adoption updates three times a year.

Certificate and background

Get a personalised adoption certificate and a lovely jaguar video call background.

Most jaguars are now found in the Amazon and the Pantanal – a huge wetland area in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Over 70% of jaguars live in the Amazon alone.

Map graphic detailing jaguar habitat range

Threats that jaguars face

"over 70% of jaguars live in the Amazon"


In the Amazon an area of rainforest the size of three football pitches is lost every minute. These forests are a key habitat for jaguars.

silhouette side portrait of a jaguar walking to the left


Over a quarter of the jaguar's range is thought to have depleted numbers of wild prey.

Silhouette of a man standing


Too often killed due to fear, livestock losses, and an increasing local and international demand for their body parts.

"50% decline in their historic range"

Habitat fragmentation

Deforestation not only reduces the amount of habitat available to jaguars, it also fragments and isolates populations making them more vulnerable to other threats.

How We Can Help

We’ve worked in the Amazon for over 40 years. We've helped Amazon countries to create and manage protected areas. We also work with local communities and decision makers to help preserve crucial habitats.

We’re supporting local communities in monitoring and protecting jaguars and other iconic Amazon species. The data collected through monitoring is essential to help us influence decision makers to improve conservation measures in critical areas.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • support local communities in developing sustainable livelihoods, like ecotourism, rubber tapping and Brazil nut collection

  • support local communities in monitoring jaguars and other iconic Amazon species

  • work with local communities to reduce the problem of people and jaguars coming into conflict over livestock or fear

  • fund our other essential work around the world

Jaguar swimming

Jaguars are excellent swimmers and have been known to cross large rivers.

Last minute gift?

Letter thanking supporter for adopting a jaguar with WWF
Adopt a jaguar as a last minute gift! You can print or email a personalised gift certificate online to give on the day.

Free delivery

We offer free delivery but ask you to consider helping to cover postage with an optional £3 donation taken at checkout. This means more of your gift can go towards supporting your adoption animal and our wider work.

Your pack will be sent within 2-3 working days - but allow up to 5 working days for it to arrive. 

Want to protect other big cats too? Check out our adopt a big cat page to find out more.

Jaguar Adoption FAQs

Yes, you can adopt a jaguar with WWF. Donations from jaguar adoptions go both directly to support jaguars, as well as to fund our wider work to protect nature and our planet. Adoptions are symbolic for donating and supporting our conservation work with different species. By adopting a jaguar, you will be supporting a whole group of jaguars, rather than one individual.

You can adopt a jaguar with WWF from just £3 a month if you pay via Direct Debit, or with a minimum one-off payment of £36. To adopt a jaguar with WWF, select your donation amount on the widget, click 'Adopt Now' and then complete your donation via our secure online checkout.

You can adopt a jaguar with WWF from just £3 a month via Direct Debit, or from just £36 via a one-off payment. Your money could go further if you pay by Direct Debit as this supports our long-term planning and helps keep our administration costs down.

When you adopt a jaguar with WWF, 50% of your donation will fund programs of work that directly support jaguar while the remaining 50% will fund other projects that need it most. After adopting a jaguar you'll receive a welcome pack including an optional toy and note from the WWF team welcoming you on board. We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work by sending you three adoption updates a year. 

Jaguar adoptions help us; support local communities in monitoring jaguars; work with locals to reduce conflict between people and jaguars; help Amazon countries to create and manage protected areas. 

Jaguars are classified as near threatened. We aren't sure exactly of their numbers but around 170,000 remain - however we do know that their numbers are in decline - and with their habitat, the Amazon rainforest, at a tipping point this number could decline further.