Jaguars on the Loose – San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico


It all started with a painted Cow Parade in Zurich. Then the cow idea came to Chicago, then New York City. Before you knew it, cities around the world were getting artists to paint all kinds of giant animals (and other icons) and placing them around town.

There were painted salmon in Anchorage, guitars in Austin, crabs in Baltimore, lobsters in Halifax, Nova Scotia and so on. During our Trans-Americas Journey we’ve encountered painted cows, elk, horses, pelicans, pigs, buffalo, moose and even bears.  And now: jaguars.

Twenty five life-size jaguars painted by 25 different artists were installed in the lovely main plaza in the lovely town of San Cristóbal de las Casas as part of a project called Jaguarte. We couldn’t pick a favorite so we decided to just show them all to you. 



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2 comments on “Jaguars on the Loose – San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

  1. I love this idea, here in Cancun, a local shopping mall did something similar with dolphins with great success, but the jaguar is the emblem species of the Maya World and so all the more appropriate. Thank you for sharing this!

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