A jaguar was run over on the Cancun-Tulum highway in Playa del Carmen during the early hours of Thursday, February 2. Unfortunately, the feline lost its life due to the impact, while the person responsible escaped.
Through Facebook, Jaguar Wildlife Center A.C. reported that this event was recorded at six in the morning on Highway 307 in Quintana Roo, Mexico, where the body of the female jaguar was left lying at the height of the ‘Valentin’ and ‘Nickelodeon’ hotels.
“First jaguar of 2023 run over on highway 307 in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Around 6:00 a.m. today, a female jaguar (Panthera onca) dies run over on highway 307 Cancun-Tulum in Quintana Roo, between Valentin and Nickelodeon hotels.”
So far, despite the fact that the jaguar is endangered and is one of the species protected by NON-059, the authorities have not reported the whereabouts of the person responsible, as this act is punishable by law.
The remains of the jaguar were rescued from the asphalt by elements of the National Guard, the Fire Department and the Directorate of Environment and Climate Change of the municipality of Tulum.
The jaguar is a species catalogued as “Endangered”, according to Mexican Official Norm 059.