Where Tradition Meets Endangerment: The Wild Cat Of South America
In the Andes Mountains, traditions and religions use animals as protectors and sacrifices. This is how this endangered wild cat ended up in a religious ceremony. In this shed in the Andes Mountains, locals celebrated the Andean cat as their guardian and good luck for fertile livestock. Though we may not fully understand ancient traditions, we can do our best to learn about them. Sebastian Kennerknecht captured this image to depict the most endangered wild cat in all of South America. Less than 2,500 individuals are remaining in the wild (Big Cats Wild Cats).