Jaguar Panthera onca

Of all the cat species in the Americas, jaguars are the largest!

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ORIGIN:
Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Tropical forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
220 lbs
Length: 6 ft

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DIET:
Deer, tapirs, turtles and large birds

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PREDATORS:
Humans

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful bite and muscular limbs

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REPRODUCTION:
100-day gestation; sexually mature at 2-3 yrs

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20 yrs in human care

Do you ever go into the enclosure with them?
Sure, why not?
No, jaguars, even if raised in captivity are still very dangerous animals.

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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