- The Jaguar is a mammal found in the rainforest. The jaguar is yellow, brown and has black spots. Jaguars are 25 to 30 inches tall and weigh 79 to 211 pounds. Jaguars have sharp teeth.
The jaguar’s family members are tigers, lions, leopards, mountain lions and cheetahs.
Jaguars are carnivores, which means they only eat meat .Jaguars eat deer, wild pigs, turtles, crocodiles, snakes, monkey, sloths, turtle eggs and fish. Jaguars hunt at night. They climb on a tree, when the animal passes the jaguar, the jaguar pounces on it.
Jaguars live in Central America and South America. Jaguars need spots so they can hunt without being noticed. Jaguars live in caves and trees. They live by themselves, except when they are ready to have cubs.
Jaguars have dark fur to hunt at night. They have powerful muscles to catch their prey. The jaguar’s enemies are some snakes, gorillas, tigers, and crocodiles. Jaguars have sharp teeth and claws to protect themselves from enemies. Jaguars have very strong jaws to bite through a turtles shell and an animal’s skull. Jaguars will roar loudly to keep other jaguars away from their patch of the rainforest. Jaguars have special eyes that can see in the dark, so they are able to hunt in the dark.
Jaguars are the third largest cat in the cat family. They are an important part of their ecosystem and an important part of the world.