• Jaguar
  • Jaguar
  • Jaguar
  • jaguar

A Prey Buffet:

Jaguars are at the top of the food chain and eat over 80 different species.

Jaguars stalk and ambush their prey rather than chasing it. If food is scarce, jaguars will travel a great distance to hunt tapir, cattle, and deer.

Not all cats hate water–jaguars are great swimmers! This makes caiman, fish, and turtles easy jaguar food too.

At Reid Park Zoo:

These two sisters are black (melanistic), but most jaguars are yellow with black spots. You can see the spots on these animals if you look closely.

Zoo Keepers say these jaguars enjoy coffee grounds as a special treat…shade grown, of course!

Classifications

Species Name:
Jaguar
Scientific Name:
Panthera onca
Continent:
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Nikita (female, Mar 96) and Simone (female, Mar 96)
Proud Parents:
Ron Sorenson
D Thomas
Charmaine Garcia
Julie Hill
Else Wingert
Heather Walker
Roger & Kathy Gross
Charles Wilson
Carrie Carrithers
Jan Whipple
Karen Smith
Brian & Lindsey Grant
Patricia Zimmerman