Jaguar Fun Facts
Jaguars weigh 200-250 pounds with a body length of 5-7 feet.
Jaguars are the largest cats living in the wild in North and South America—and 3rd largest cat, after lions and tigers.
Jaguars can live up to 25 years in captivity. In the wild the jaguar’s average lifespan is 12-15 years.
The name jaguar means, “A wild beast that can kill its prey with a single bound.”
Jaguars kill with either a bite to the neck or a crushing paw strike.
Jaguars are nocturnal predators.
Jaguars are solitary animals.
The Aztecs and Mayans worshiped jaguars.
Jaguars and leopards are very similar. To learn about their diferences, check out the bottom of the leopards page.
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