Jaguar

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The Jaguar is one of the most recognizable animals in the world.

They are known for their spotted coats and powerful physique.

Jaguars are the largest members of the cat family in North and South America.

Jaguars can weigh up to 160 pounds and measure six feet long from nose to tail.

Jaguars live in a wide variety of habitats, including rain forests, swamps, and deserts.

They are skilled hunters, preying on deer, wild pigs, capybaras (large rodents), and even crocodiles!

Jaguars are currently listed as a “vulnerable” species due to habitat loss and hunting.

Animal population
64,000
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Near Threatened (NT)
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Geeky Facts about the Jaguar

Fact 1

The word 'jaguar' comes from the indigenous word 'yaguar', which means 'he who kills with one leap'.

Fact 2

Jaguars are the largest of South America’s big cats.

Fact 3

Their fur is usually tan or orange with black spots, called “rosettes” because they are shaped like roses.

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