Jaguar Michael holtzman

The jaguar is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only extant Panthera species native to the Americas. The jaguar is the third largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Americas.
You can find jaguars in South America.
Top speed 50 miles per hour.
Jaguars are known to eat deer, peccary, crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, deer, sloths, tapirs, turtles, eggs, frogs, fish and anything else they can catch. When they are fighting they don´t let the snake wrap itself they just hold the snakes head down and they eat the snake.
In order to survive the jaguar needs to live in a place with a lot of species of prey and a place where they have a comfortable environment. The body features that help the Jaguar survive are its big and stealthy body and their fast and cat like reflexes.
Animals such as jaguars survive in their environment because of their ability to kill prey and able to adapt to it´s environment.

Male jaguars weigh about 220 pounds and the female jaguars usually weigh 123-172 pounds.

Jaguars have no defined breeding season and will mate any time of year. After a gestation period of about 100 days, the female will give birth to a litter of 2-4 cubs.They will reach sexual maturity between 2-3 years for females and 3-4 for males.

The life span of a jaguar is 12 – 15 years in the wild.

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