Animal of the day – 12/28/2011 – The Jaguar


The animal of the day is the Jaguar (Did you know: Jaguars are the largest cat that lives on the American continent! They are the 3rd largest cat overall, right behind lions and tigers [oh my!]

The name jaguar comes from the native American word ‘yaguar’ which means ‘he who kills with one leap’!

Leopards and Jaguars may look similar, but a side by side picture will show you the differences.

The minor distinction is the jaguar skin’s rosettes are larger than the leopard’s. Jaguars are more mascular and weigh more than the leopards. Jaguar’s head is more square and larger than the leopard’s head.


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