Shine a strong light on a black panther and you can just barely make out the leopard spots.
Among major predatory animals, only one sort can climb high into trees: the leopard.
One thing you can say about buffalo, camels, elephants, leopards, sheep, zebras and humans: They all snore.
The jaguar lies on a limb over a pool. It deliberately drools saliva. When an inquisitive fish gets close enough, zap goes the cat’s paw.
Jaguars are the largest of South America’s big cats.
The name jaguar is derived from the Native American word yaguar, which means “he who kills with one leap.”
Most jaguars are tan or orange with distinctive black spots, dubbed “rosettes” because they are shaped like roses.
A narrow definition of the term “big cats” includes five members of the genus Panthera: the tiger, lion, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard. A more expansive definition additionally includes the cougar and cheetah.