Jaguar

By Aurora Zapata

Genus: Panthera

Species: p.onca

Population: 15,000

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Appearance

Physical features: the jaguar is the largest and most powerful wild cat. Their fur is yellowish and brownish mixed together. It has black spots too. The adult male can be up to four to seven feet long.

Adaptations: Jaguars have jaws And a large head to equipped for piecing the skull of their prey with their canines. Jaguars are the only big cats which practice this practice this habit. Jaguars often kill their prey unlike other large cats that attack at the neck.

Habitat

Jaguars can be found....numbers of Jaguars are only found in remote regions of south and Central America, basically in the Amazon Basin.

Biome of jaguar: Jaguars would rather want to wet lowland habitats, swampy Savannas or tropical rain forests. Jaguars live in forests and grasslands, they live in shrubby areas as well.

Where and how Jaguars sleep: Jaguars typically find an area that is surrounded by trees. They may even sleep in a tree. They also rest in tall grass areas. Basically they sleep under trees or in tall grass.

Diet

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

Offspring

Often born: they are often born between the months of December and March.

How long mother carries her babies: she will carry her young for about 100 days.

Amount of babies usually born: usually a jaguar can have up to 4 or 6 babies but commonly 2 are born.

How big baby Jaguars are when they are born: they weigh between 1and 1/2 , and 2 pounds (.7 and .9 kilograms).

Special name of babies: baby Jaguars are called Cubs.

How long babies stay with their mother: Cubs stay with their mother until they are between 1 and 2 years of age.

10 facts

1. Jaguars are the biggest cats in the America.

2. Also the third largest cats in the world.

3. In length are from 4 to 6 (1.2 to 1.95 meters)

4. Historically they roamed the southern untied states from Texas to California.

5. But now they typically live in forests or woods but also found in desert areas such as Arizona.

6. They take advantage of their strong jaws and sharp teeth.

7. They catch their pray by the head and chop down to make the kill. While other cats go for the neck when killing their prey.

8. Melanistic or all black Jaguars occurred to a genetic mutation. It causes the skin and fur to contain larger amounts of dark pigment.

9. It is easier for them to blend into the dark shadows of the trees.

10. Jaguars can see six times better than humans.

Wrap up/ final thoughts

Humans are the min threat to Jaguar. The Jaguar is endangered because it is hunted for its fur and farmers kill them. So the best thing to do is for hunters to stop killing them other words hunting them and to try to protect them.
Jaguar Video - My Second favorite animal.