• 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!


Species Name:
Scientific Name:
Panthera onca
South America
Our Animal's Name(s):
Nikita (female, Mar 96) and Simone (female, Mar 96)
Proud Parents:
Brian Grant
D Thomas
Lindsey Grant
Patricia Zimmerman
Daphne Milczarek
Timothy Dixon
Julie Hill
Chloe & Karen Burchwell
Kathy & Roger Gross
Jan Whipple
Jennifer Doorenbos
Rip & Elaine Fulton
Anthony J. Offret