Rare Video of a Black Jaguar
Here's some information about the elusive black jaguar. Their dark fur occurs when they are born with extra melanin.

Glossary - Definitions of some of the words found in the book

If you are interested in learning more about the Maya calendar and the Day Lords that carry each day forward there is a wonderful blog at the National Museum of the American Indian with lots of information about Maya beliefs.

Check out these huipiles.
Colores del Pueblo

And if you want to know more about the Maya Ballgame Check out this cool  

To learn more about Maya culture, jaguars, and the 2012 prophecy, check out these Web sites.

For information about the glyphs used at the start of each chapter visit FAMSI
2012: The Real Deal which includes a glossary.

Black Hole - 2012hoax
Mayan Calendar Tools
Maya Hieroglyph Dictionary
Jaguar conservation and habits
The History Channel

Howler Monkeys are the loudest animals in the Central American forests. Once you hear one you will never forget it. Mostly the animals vocalize just to let other howlers know that they have come too close to the howling pack's territory, and they rarely fight. Click on the image below to hear what they sound like.