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Jaguar
Jaguar
Information
Range South America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Panthera
Species Panthera onca
Conservation Status
NTSpecies
Near Threatened

The Jaguar is a specie of Panthera . It is the largest cat in the Americas. It lives in N. South America, down to Peru and Argentina. Central America is also within its range. There is a small population in S. Arizonia.

Appearance

It grows to 7 1/2 in. including tail.It is 28-30 inches at the shoulder. It weighs 132-264 lbs. It resembles the Leopard but with larger rosettes.

Habitat

It lives in rainforest, flooded forest, and swamps.

Behavior

Diet

It eats deer, caiman, turtles, primates, rodents, capybara, and farm livestock. It is consitered as vulnerable. Mainly due to habitat loss and illegal poaching.

Lifespan

It reaches sexual maturity at 2-4 yrs. It usually has 2 young. It has a birth interval of 2 yrs. It has a gestation period of 93-107 days.

Medias

Gallery

  • Head of a Jaguar
  • A Jaguar on a tree.
  • Panthera onca

Videos

First wild sighting - Stalking the Jaguar - BBC Animals

First wild sighting - Stalking the Jaguar - BBC Animals

Jaguar under water swim in HD

Jaguar under water swim in HD

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