Jaguars can be spotted or melanistic (meaning the dark color form of an animal). If you look closely at the black jaguars, you can see their spots. These black jaguars occur naturally in the wild, and are found in denser, darker forests.

Jaguars are good swimmers and sometimes catch fish, turtles, and even caimen.

Central America
South America

At A Glance


Forest and swampland


Deer, peccaries, agoutis, pacas, fish, turtles, caiman and other medium to large prey


Central and Northern South America