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Body

Habitat

Food

Life Cycle

Fun Facts

Body

Jaguars are large wildcats.
They have yellow or
black fur with black spots.
Jaguars weigh between
100 and 250 pounds
(45 and 113 kilograms).

Habitat

Jaguars live in
the rain forest
in South America.
They roam alone
through the forest.
Jaguars sleep
on tree branches.

Food

Jaguars are meat eaters.
They hunt at night.
Jaguars use sharp claws
and strong teeth to kill prey.
They eat wild pigs, deer, and
other large land animals.
Jaguars also catch fish.

Life Cycle

Jaguars only come
together to mate.
Females give birth
to one to four cubs.
Cubs stay with their mother
for two years. Jaguars live
12 to 15 years in the wild.

Fun Facts

  • Jaguar cubs are born
    blind. Their eyes open
    two weeks after birth.
  • Jaguars see better at night
    than during the day.
  • Unlike most cats,
    jaguars swim very well.

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