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Jaguar

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The Jaguar is one of four large cats that form the genus panthera. They are considered Endangered in North America.
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Latin Name: Panthera onca Conservation Status: Near Theatened
Distribution: Southern North America, Northern and Eastern South America Average Size: 5.7 feet
Average Weight: 170 lbs
 
The Jaguar is the third largest cat. Only the Lion and Tiger win over in size. They live in rainforests and marshy terrain. Jaguars hunt prey small and much larger than them is size and weight. They can bring down and devour a large bull. The Jaguar is a symbol of power and strength in South American culture.
 

         
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