Jaguar is a large kind of cat in america. These big cats are popularly known for their broad head, yellowish fur and jaws that’s big enough to snap on a prey. The bite of jaguars is strong allowing the teeth to bite through the prey’s flesh without a chance of escape.
The jaguar is the fastest predator that is been recorded in human history by professionals, animal society and even associates in family dentistry. With the lion and tiger, jaguar are one in the list as one of the fearsome predators of the jungle. Unlike other panthera species, jaguars rarely attack humans. As a top level predator, the jaguar helps the vegetation by keeping the prey’s population.
The jaguar is known to have a carnivorous diet. They like to delve on zebra,deer, fish, crocodiles, and other species that offers meat for a meal. The jaguar is scary predator. They have fast legs that no matter how quickly the prey is, they are able to catch it.
Jaguars and Their Declining Population
It is so sad though that this mighty animals are rapidly declining in number. The Jaguars are roaming from Argentina to the grand canyon in Arizona. Hunters and collectors are rampant in this area. They use Jaguar skin for floor mats or for some kind of trophy added to their collection. There are a few though who capture and tame jaguars, to keep in zoos, to propagate, and to give proper care.
The society of wildlife care had been alarmed by this worsening situation. They have started their campaign to ban hunting and imposed laws that will protect wildlife, Jaguars included. Anyone caught may have to face fines and prison time of up to six years.
Saving Endangered Jaguars in Mexico
The APEX predator
An adult jaguars are known as APEX predator, means that they belong to the food chain but are not preyed in the wild. They’re also known as keystone species because of their ability to control the population and level their prey.
Numerous subspecies of the jaguar have been recognized but recent research suggest that only three subspecies are clearly identified and recorded by scientists. Jaguars are said to make a lovely pet if properly tames. But this contradicts reports from zookeepers. According to report, most casualties of the jaguars are their keepers. It had also been reported that they are among the most bad tempered and unpredictable members of the cat family.
While we love looking and adoring these magnificent cats, note that keeping and taming them is illegal and prohibited by the law mainly because they are in the list of endangered animals.