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Central and Northern South America

Jaguar

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.

HABITATForest and swampland
DIETDeer, peccaries, agoutis, pacas, fish, turtles, caiman and other medium to large prey
LIFE Expectancy12-16 years

Fun Fact
Big cats can roar, but not purr. Small cats can purr, but not roar.
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