Haddad Junior, V., Neto, M.F.C. & Barreiros, J.P. (2022) Nonfatal, nonpredatory jaguar attacks in Brazil: a case series.Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, 33(4), 464-468. DOI:10.1016/j.wem.2022.07.003 (IF2021 1,479; Q3 Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)
The jaguar, Panthera onca (Linnaeus, 1758), is the biggest felid in the Americas. Its range extends from the southwestern United States to northern Argentina. Herein, we present 5 nonfatal jaguar attacks that occurred in Brazil between March 2010 and November 2021. Most of the cases occurred when the victim encountered a jaguar guarding its food or cubs or devouring prey; none appeared to be the result of predatory behavior.