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North American Animals - mamals, birds, reptiles, insects
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Jaguar photographed at Sao Vincente, Municipal Zoo, Sao Paulo.
Photograph by Marcio Motta. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Jaguar, Woodland Park Zoo
Photograph by Symonty. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Jaguar, Chester Zoo.
Photograph by Chester Zoo. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
Photograph by Ron Singer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. License: Public Domain. (view image details)
The Jaguar is tan with black rings and spots. Some Jaguars are completely black. Jaguars resemble leopards but are sturdier with larger head.
Length: 1.2m. Height 0.8m - 1.0m . Tail length: 50cm - 75cm. Weight: 30kg - 150kg.
dense jungle, scrubland, coastal forests, open country with plenty of cover
medium to large mammals such as deer and peccaries. Also eats some fish, frogs and reptiles.
One to four cubs are born after gestation period of 93-110 days. The cubs stay in the den for first 2 weeks. They learn to hunt after 6 months, but stay with their mother for up to 2 years.
southwestern United States to Argentina
The conservation status in the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "near threatened".
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