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Jaguars are spotted jungle cats native to the Americas, built for power rather than speed. They have strong jaws and teeth capable of killing prey instantly by piercing their skulls. Often, they take prey that is quite l... More »

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Jaguars are found primarily in the rainforests of Central America. They are carnivores and are good swimmers, and they grow from 4 to 6 feet in length. Though Jaguars prefer rainforests, they have expanded their habitat ... More »

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Black jaguars and spotted jaguars are the same species. The dark coat of black jaguars occurs because of melanism?a greater-than-average deposition of black pigment. Some melanistic jaguars have visible spots while other... More »

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Leopards, pumas, jaguars, lions and tigers are all bigger than cheetahs, with tigersbeing the biggest cats overall. At around 2.5 to 3 feet tall, cheetahs have visibly smaller heads and bodies than the other big cats.The... More »

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Many large predator animals in the Americas prey on white-tailed deer, including grey wolves, alligators, mountain lions and similar large cats, such as jaguars. In addition, deer fawns are often targets for medium-sized... More »

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The black panther, a term that encompasses black leopards and black jaguars, lives mainly in areas with dense rain forests. Black leopards live in Africa, Central Asia, India and China while black jaguars are found in La... More »

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