interesting jaguar facts
November 10, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids
Jaguars are the largest of South America’s big cats.
The jaguar’s name means “a beast that kills its prey with a single bound.”
Jaguars are excellent swimmers.
Jaguars are 5 to 6 feet in length and weigh between 100 to 250 pounds.
The average lifespan of a jaguar is 12 to 15 years in the wild and between 20 to 25 years in captivity.
The tail can reach up to 30 inches.
Compared to a leopard, the jaguar is stocky and more powerfully built.
Jaguars can bite through the shell of turtles.
Jaguars are a “near-threatened” species, which means simply that their numbers are reducing