Jaguars

Jaguars are the only big cats native to the Americas. Their range extends from the far southern portions of the United States (Central Texas down to Southern Arizona), through Mexico and down into Central and South America. Jaguars are solitary except during the breeding season and are known for their sharp hunting skills as well as their elusive nature.'

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In what level of the rain forest does a jaguar live?

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Jaguars live at ground level. They can climb trees with great skill and will lie around in them looking relaxed, but don't live up there. Their prey is mainly ground-based or water-based: when apparently casually draped over tree branches they are either keeping out of the way of creatures which eat jaguars or more likely watching for edible ground-dwellers. Check the link below for more information on these fascinating felines, as well as historical information and some great reference links.
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How are jaguars adapted to the rainforest?

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Jaguar Adaptations:Jaguars or wild cats always win the marathon in the forest. They are common in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are found in habitats near water sources and they are very good swimmers. They eat big as well as small animals like turtles, birds and reptiles. Jaguars have strong short limbs, an extremely strong jaw and long and sharp canine teeth which enable them to catch and kill large animals swiftly, often with a single bite to the nape. Jaguars can live on the trees for months when the forest floor is flooded. Forest jaguar's stocky and muscled build, smaller size (than those in open areas) are a result of its millennia's long adaptation to its environment. Forests have smaller number of large herbivorous preys. The smaller size of jaguar is also suitable for living on the trees. The Jaguar is both a good climber and a good swimmer. It pounces from trees on its prey, and is at home both in the understory and on the forest floor. they are adapted by large cats that also live in the rain forest.
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Is a jaguar the 2nd fastest animal in the world?

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Actually no, It is the 3 pronged antelope :)
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What does a jaguar look like?

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For images of jaguars, click on this link.
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What is the difference between a jaguar and a panther?

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The jaguar is a compact and well-muscled predator. Significant variations in size: weights are normally in the range of 124-211 lbs (56-96 kilos). Large males have been noted at 350 lb (159 kilos). Smaller specimens have low weights of 80 lbs (36 kilos). Females are typically 20 percent smaller than the males. The length of the cats vary from 5-6 ft, and its tail may add 30 inches. They stands on all four paws at about 27-30 inches tall to the shoulders. Family: Felidae Genus: Panthera Panthers while similar, are between 100 - 250 lbs full grown and reach sizes of 7 to 8 feet in length. Family: Felidae Genus: Felis concolor. The term "panther", is a generic term used to describe several large cats. The leopard, cougar, and jaguar are all called panthers by some. There is no species called panther in itself. There isn't much difference, apart from the appearance. The panther is just a jaguar the if fully black, but if you look closely, you can actually still see the little black rosettes that a jaguar has.
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What are the sleeping habits of a jaguar?

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The Jaguar sleep in the day and In night the tree in the brands.
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How fast is a jaguar?

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They can run about 34.6 miles per hour. Now the car can go 207 miles per hour.
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How tall is a full grown jaguar?

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The jaguar stands 63 to 76 cm (25 to 30 in) tall at the shoulders.
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Is a jaguar a social animal or a solitary animal?

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Jaguars are very strictly solitary animals, avoiding all others (except prey items) at all costs except for when it is time to mate.
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Are jaguars herbivores carnivores or omnivores?

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Jaguars are carnivores. They eat other animals. They can also be an herbivore under certain conditions
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How many jaguars are left in the world?

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there are15,000 to 20,000 jaguars left in the wild Languagesen>pl YahooCEerror ae They usully live in South America.
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How many adaptations does a jaguar have?

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Adaptations are not something you can count. You can identify them, but you can't look at a body part or a behavior as an animal's "only" adaptation, because every part of an animal is adapted to its environment and niche. Jaguars are black. Camouflage. Jaguars have relatively large paws to help them stalk their prey more silently and feel ground vibrations. Jaguars, like other cats, have retractable claws. Jaguars have long whiskers to increase balance and sensitivity. Large teeth, thick fur, stalking behavior, mating behavior... the list goes on and on. You can't count them. It's just impossible.
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Where does the jaguar live?

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Jaguars live only in the Americas but are found in a wide variety of habitats - rainforests, scrub, grasslands, wetlands and even deserts.
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Where are jaguars found?

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They range from central to south America. in the jungle black jaguars eat crocodiles. They are located in Mexico, and central and south America
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Where do jaguars come from?

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Jaguars are very adaptable animals. They are primarily forest dwellers but may be found on the South American pampas, or even in rocky semi-desert areas of Mexico and the United States. In some regions they live an almost entirely arboreal existence for months at a time when the forest floor is flooded. A Jaguar is from South America. The Jaguar, Panthera Onca, is found from Arizona southwards through Mexico, Central America, and South America. Especially numerous in the Amazon River Basin. You can a jaguar in grassland or the rain forest.
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How do jaguars get their food?

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Jaguars are ambush hunters. They have a spotted coat that helps them blend into their surroundings in the habitats they live in. They lay hidden and move close to their unsuspecting prey. Once close enough, they pounce and tackle their prey. The use the standard bite the throat & suffocate prey technique to kill their prey. They also use a more unique way wherein they bite the skull between the ears of their prey (esp. Capybara's) with their canine teeth piercing the prey's brain. They literally crack the preys skull. This stands testimony to the impressive bite force the Jaguar has in its strong jaws. Like other cats, jaguars hunt.
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What causes jaguars to be endangered?

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Loss of habitat threatens this species, which is not considered endangered, but "Near Threatened".
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Where would a jaguar belong in a food chain?

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Like all wild cats, Jaguars are pure carnivores that feed exclusively on Meat. Jaguars are Apex Predators that are on top of their food chain. They will hunt anything that it can wrestle and kill. They usually prefer deer, capybara, tapirs, peccaries, wild dogs, foxes etc. Given an opportunity they will even kill a Caiman (A Type of Alligator) or an Anaconda. Smaller species of prey like Mice, birds, sloths, monkeys, tuttles etc are caught and consumed when they are found.
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Food chain of the jaguar?

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Like all wild cats, Jaguars are pure carnivores that feed exclusively on Meat. Jaguars are Apex Predators that are on top of their food chain. They will hunt anything that it can wrestle and kill. They usually prefer deer, capybara, tapirs, peccaries, wild dogs, foxes etc. Given an opportunity they will even kill a Caiman (A Type of Alligator) or an Anaconda. Smaller species of prey like Mice, birds, sloths, monkeys, tuttles etc are caught and consumed when they are found.
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Where in the world do jaguars live?

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Jaguars are found in North, South and Central America. They are found nowhere else.
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When did jaguars become endangered?

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Only a small population of jaguars in the United States is endangered. The species, as a whole, is listed as "Near Threatened."
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What is the difference between a South American jaguar and a African jaguar?

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Answer There are no African jaguars. The Jaguar lives only in North, Central, and South America.
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Why is a jaguar's fur spotted?

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Actually, jaguars and leopards are not 'spotted'. They are called 'rosettes', and the jaguar has a dot in the middle of its rosette, but a leopard does not. and a black panther, when seen in the sunlight, has rosettes too!! Did you know there is no such thing as black in nature? Only very very very very deep brown.
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Are jaguars a prey to animals or a predator?

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Jaguars are the apex predator within their range and have few, if any, predators. Only a very large caiman or very large anaconda might be able to kill and eat a jaguar, although doubtful.