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 on the loose in street art in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico.

Painted jaguar street art in San Cristóbal de las Casas

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, a member of Mexico’s group of officially recognized Pueblos Magicos, as part of a project called Jaguarte. We couldn’t pick a favorite so we decided to just show them all to you. Enjoy the full collection of Jaguarte.

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Here’s more about travel in Mexico