Last October, a poor defenceless baby jaguar was shot several times, and when she was found she had 18 shotgun pellets lodged inside her tiny body.

The jaguar was named D’Yaria, and whilst she could move her head and her neck slightly, her body had become paralysed.

Andres Ortega

It is thought that Farmers in Shushufindi, Ecuador had shot the wild animal.

María Cristina Cely, a veterinarian with Darwin Animal Doctors, explained: “This is an area where people have cattle, and jaguars are known for going into farms and killing cattle, so what the locals do is just kill the jaguars to preserve the cattle. It’s very sad.”