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The Jaguar (Panthera onca), also known in South America as onça-pintada, is the only Panthera species native to the Americas.
The jaguar's present range extends from the Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Though there are individual jaguars now living in the western United States, the species was eradicated from the United States since the early 20th century. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List, and its numbers are declining. Threats include loss and fragmentation of habitat.
The Jaguar is the largest cat species in the Americas and the third-largest after the tiger and the lion. This spotted cat closely resembles the leopard but is usually larger and sturdier. It ranges across a variety of forested and open terrains, but its preferred habitat is tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest, swamps and wooded regions. The jaguar enjoys swimming and is mostly a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain. As a keystone species, it plays an essential role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating prey populations.
Measured pound for pound the Jaguar posses the most powerful bite force of all of the big cats. This power allows it to pierce the shells of armored reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal bite to the brain. Collective Noun - Jaguars
A group of Jaguars would be called a Shadow, A Stealth or a Jamboree. I am not sure what the collective noun people were thinking when they came up with a jamboree of Jaguars! Photography Workshops and Tours
Join me on one of my Jaguars and Wildlife of the Pantanal workshop in Brazil and we will get you some amazing photos. Go to my site http://wildlifeworkshops.link/jaguar-photo-tour
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