The Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation located just outside of Mexico City was built on the principle that every animal’s life matters.
In October 2013, founder Eduardo Serio received a call from his cousin that would transform his life and spark the beginning of the BJWT movement. The call led Eduardo to rescue a black baby jaguar who was about to be sold to entertain tourists as a means to make a profit. Eduardo named the jaguar Cielo and from that point, there was no turning back.
Over the course of the next few months, Eduardo rescued a lion named Karma, a tiger named Tieris and a jaguar named Matsu. Fast forward to 2018 and BJWT is now home to over 330 felines and 250 other species. While a lot of his animals were given to him by the Mexican government, after animal circus programs were shut down, others came to him as a result of regular people being unable to care for them.
In November 2017, our editor-in-chief Ksenia Edwards spent three days at the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation interviewing Eduardo Serio. While there, she got to witness the inner workings of the foundation and to see how the animals are thriving in their new home.
To read the interview and receive an exclusive Black Jaguar White Tiger offer, click here.