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A Quiz About the Majestic Jaguar

Amruta Deshpande Jul 5, 2021
Jaguar is one of the most ferocious four legged animals. 
Take this challenge to see how well you know this mighty cat!
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As one of the five extant species in genus Panthera, Jaguar is the largest wild cat in America and the third largest cat species in the world after tiger & lion.
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Quick Fact
The Jaguar extends its range from Mexico through Central America going up to South America including countries like Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Paraguay, Costa Rica, etc.
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The well-muscled body of a Jaguar is pale yellow or reddish yellow to tan in color and the fur is covered with rosettes which may have one or several dots.
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Did you know?
Jaguars are not only excellent swimmers but also good hunters in the water. Instances of Jaguars crossing wide rivers have also been recorded.
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Often confused with the Leopard due to similar traits, the Jaguar is much bigger with short legs and a coat of rosettes which are larger, darker and have dots in them.
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Being an apex predator, the Jaguar relishes on anything that comes its way. Deer, Tortoises, Iguanas, Armadillos, Tapir and even predators like Caiman are its prey.
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Did you know?
After 14 weeks of pregnancy, the Jaguar gives birth to 2-4 cubs whose eyes open after two weeks and they stay with their mother for six months.
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An adult Jaguar grows up to 65-75 cm tall and is 3 Ft 8 inches – 6 Ft 1 inches in length from the tip of the nose to the tail. Its tail is the shortest of all the cat species.
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With an absolutely powerful jaw and a very fatal bite force, the Jaguar is known to attack its prey right through the temporal bones of the skull.
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Deforestation has decreased 50% of a Jaguar’s living habitat, which resulted in their population drop & they are now listed as ‘Near Threatened’ species in the IUCN Red List.
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