Big Cats Share a Meal | Jaguar Beach Battle

Big Cats Share a Meal | Jaguar Beach Battle


HOST: First, there’s the
famous sea turtle, Arribada. That’s Spanish for arrival. On just a few special
nights, tens of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles
come ashore to lay their eggs. And then there’s the jaguars. They come out of the forest
to prey on the sea turtles. These big cats are
extremely elusive and avoid humans at all costs. So I decided to set up trap
cameras throughout Nancite. I have these all
over the woods just to be able to see
jaguars doing things that people haven’t
seen jaguars do before. And what I got blew me away. This beautiful cat
is named Amanda. She’s the first jaguar I’ve
ever documented feeding on a turtle out in Nancite. This is a unique predator-prey
relationship happening on a beach around two miles long. But if I’m going
to tell this story, I need the help
of a local expert. I team up with a biologists
named Luis Fonseca who’s been studying the relationship
between sea turtles and jaguars out in Nancite. He spots something even more
unusual on our camera traps. LUIS: Two different
and puma come to eat– to the sea turtle. Two different males puma. This time around from the
footage that we captured? Yeah, yeah. Hold on. So you’re saying that– just so I can wrap
my brain around this. That a jaguar killed and
then two separate pumas came back on it? So you’ve got two different
species of big cats. Three different big
cats on one kill. Is that normal? No, but in Nancite it is
possible I’m recording in– Nancite is not normal. So I guess that makes sense. HOST (VOICEOVER): It’s wild to
think that in the span of 12 hours a jaguar and two
pumas fed on one sea turtle. But that’s the kind
of place this is. Adding to Nancite’s mystique are
some legendary personalities.

32 thoughts on “Big Cats Share a Meal | Jaguar Beach Battle

  1. Well.. guess there's plenty to share for everyone. At least, they probably still believe sharing is caring 🙂 Nice one National Geographic.

  2. 😲The jaguar I understand,but the 2 red tigers (the puma is known by many names) thats awesome 😎😎😎 now thats a meal which is not only served for not 1 but 3 predators (the jaguar and 2 cougars)

  3. I'm not mad at them for eating sea turtle! I had some in 1973 in Puerto Rico, and it was one of the best meals I've ever eaten. Better than lobster!

  4. The big cats usually will hide a kill. This is strange. It was almost as if they set up a peace treaty for the sake of survival (considering males are territorial).

  5. E incrível …como a dstreza do jaguar em observar os rituais das tartarugas?!! a por os ovos e se deslocam para atacar e comer a presa que sobrou de refeição para os pumas … Porquê a escolha das tartarugas …talvez não encontrem alimento em terra e o vão buscar ao mar!?!! São espécies fascinantes e misticas …o jaguar e um ar que se lhe dá e desaparece sem deixar rasto…Espero que os caçadores de troféus não saibam deste ritual e os matem ..é uma pena!!

  6. In Costa Rica, jaguars come out of the forest to prey on sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs. What are your thoughts on this feeding?

  7. I thought jaguars had no rivals and didnt know cougars live amoung them. Then who is the king of this jungle? What would happen it they showed up at the kill at the same time?

  8. After that, the jaguar and 2 pumas went to a bar and had a few drinks. when they left, the bar tender said "Who is paying for the drinks?" And a duck sitting several tables over said "Just put it on my bill"

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