Jaguars use all tour legs to move across the ground. They occasionally climb trees to pounce on their prey from above, and they are also strong swimmers. Jaguars hunt their prey by stalking and ambushing rather than chasing it. They walk stealthily along forest paths until they find a target, quickly attacking and crushing the prey with their strong jaws.
Jaguars have the strongest bite of any feline and the second-strongest bite of any mammal. Their jaws are forceful enough to pierce through turtle shells. Jaguars kill their prey by biting and holding it until it suffocates, which is a common method among large cats. They also employ a unique technique, which involves using their strong jaws to penetrate the skulls of their victims. After killing its prey, the jaguar uses its stocky, muscular build to drag the carcass to a secluded spot for eating.
Jaguars require an average of 3 to 4 pounds of meat per day. However, in the wild, their diet is unpredictable. Wild jaguars eat when food is available, and they can consume up to 55 pounds of meat at one time. Despite being very aggressive hunters, jaguars rarely attack humans. In most cases of attacks on humans, the jaguar was frightened or threatened before the attack.