Jaguars are endangered because of habitat destruction, hunting and persecution by cattle ranchers. They are only endangered in certain parts of their range, such as the United States, Mexico and El Salvador. They do have... More »

To find information about whether or not the jaguar is an endangered animal, speak with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN. The IUCN is the group that designates whether or not an animal is c... More »

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Jaguars are apex predators that live at the top of the food chain, so they are prey to no other animal. They are top-level carnivores that serve the purpose of keeping the population in balance and effectively preventing... More »

The Arabian oryx is endangered because of habitat destruction and hunting for its meat, hide and trophies. In 1972, the species was declared extinct in the wild and survived only in captivity. Starting in 1982, captive b... More »

Several factors contribute to the endangerment of the amur leopard, including habitat destruction, human conflict, poaching, small population size and lack of genetic variation. It is estimated there are approximately 30... More »

The female jaguar is called a female jaguar. There is no name that defines her, unlike her lioness and tigress counterparts. Jaguars are the largest cats in the Western hemisphere. More »

Baby jaguars are called cubs. Cubs live with their mothers for the first two years of their lives. They are taught how to survive and then leave the mother to live on their own. More »