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The jaguar is a near threatened species which can be found in grasslands ,tropical rain forest and even swampy savannas. Their scientific name is Panthera onca,an average jaguar weighs about 95kg and lives in South America,Mexico and South Central America.

The jaguars diet is quite big and they eat just about anything they can get their paws on but mostly deers, peccary,crocodiles,snakes, monkeys,sloths,tapirs,turtles,eggs, frogs,fish and anything else they can catch.

The jaguars once roamed from Argentina in South America.Today jaguars have almost been eliminated from South America and their species is going from endangered to near threatened which has already happedend. The jaguar has a wide variety of habitats like rainforest,swamps, pampas grasslands and mountain scrub areas.

Jaguars have a yellow or sometime orange fur covered with brown or black spots. Some jaguars are just black with greeny yellow eyes. They are 1.1-1.9 meter long,their tail is 45-75 cm long and they weigh 36-160 kg.

Jaguars are ambush predators that kill their victims using the skill of surprise.They will hide in the bushes until it is the right time then with one single bite the animal is dead.


Did you know that jaguars are the largest cats in South America and the third largest cat in the world.




Poachers often kill jaguars because their pelts are beautiful and valuable. This practice has decreased, but they still remain quite valuable for their paws and teeth. Farmers with domestic livestock are also known to kill jaguars

Human Impact

This animal is near threatened which has happened because of human impact. This is not what people want they want to save jaguars so in the future they won’t be extinct!

Jaguars can live up to 12-15 years old in the wild.

Did you know the name “Jaguar” comes from the Native American word ‘yaguar’ which means “he who kills with one leap”.