The coat and body structure of the jaguar is very similar to the leopard. However, it is much larger and stronger. Its body length is about 180 centimeters, its tail is about 75 centimeters long and its weight varies from 70 to 130 kilograms. Its fur is reddish yellow and covered with dark spots.
Coloring Book Jaguar
At the present time this animal can be found in the equatorial forests of Central and South America. Dense forests, near which there are various watering holes, swamps covered with grass are the perfect place where it likes to stay and feels best. This cat is a great swimmer, very often it goes into the water. Climbing trees is no problem for him, he is very agile.
This animal leads a solitary lifestyle and fiercely fights for its territory defending it from other jaguars. This animal is only active at night, during the day it usually sleeps off before climbing trees or large rocks.
It feeds on a variety of mammals and birds. Very often it also goes at dusk to the river banks where it lurks for hours watching for fish and turtles.
Pregnancy in these animals lasts about 100 days. The young are born in a hiding place chosen and searched by the mother with incredibly difficult accessibility for other predators. There are usually 1 to 3 young per litter. The female takes care of them for about 2 months, but after that time the cubs are able to go hunting with the mother.
- Jaw strength: The jaguar has the strongest jaw of any big cat. It can exert a force of up to 2,000 pounds per square inch, allowing the jaguar to pierce the skull and armor of a turtle.
- Site marking: Jaguars mark their territory by scratching trees and leaving a scent of urine.
- Flippers: The jaguar is an excellent swimmer and often hunts for fish, caimans and water snakes.
- Solitary: The jaguar is a solitary animal and meets with other jaguars only during the breeding season.
- Teeth: The Jaguar has 30 teeth, including 4 large canines that can reach a length of up to 7.5 cm.
- Diet: The jaguar's diet consists mainly of mammals, birds and reptiles. It often hunts animals such as peccaries, tapirs and caimans.
- Camouflage: The jaguar's fur has a unique pattern of sundews that help it hide in the dense rainforest.
- Trees: The jaguar is an excellent climber and often climbs trees to observe its territory or chat for prey.
- Reproduction: A female gives birth to 1 to 4 young after about 90-110 days of gestation.
- Status: The jaguar is currently listed as a near threatened species by the IUCN. The main threats to jaguars are loss of habitat, conflicts with humans and poaching.