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Jaguar

Basic facts

FAST FACTS

Fast Facts
Height: 25 - 30 inches at the shoulders; females are smaller
Length: 43 - 75 inches; females are smaller
Weight: 79 - 211 lbs, but individual males have been recorded up to 350 lbs
Lifespan: 12 years


Diet, and Population

Diet

Jaguars are known to eat deer, peccary, crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, deer, sloths, tapirs, turtles, eggs, frogs, fish and anything else they can catch.


Population

At best, only an estimated 15,000 jaguars remain in the wild. Bi-national conservation efforts have been successful at protecting a small population of 80 to 120 cats in the remote mountains of Sonora, Mexico bordering Arizona. This population is the largest of three known to remain in Sonora, and is the last hope for recovery in the United States.Population



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