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Jaguar: Year of the Cat

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Jaguar: Year of the Cat” is a 1995 documentary film published by pbs and hosted by silver-screen Hollywood producer George Page. This film is a unique diary of the day in the life of what is the most powerful animal to live in the America’s. Jaguar’s (Panthera onca) live out a solitary life alike a number of big cats and are the third largest feline species in the world however they posses an exceptionally powerful (strongest of all cats and mammals) bite which is the Jaguars main way of killing prey. Rather than a bit to the neck like a tiger would target the Jaguar will bite directly through the skull in order to deliver fatal brain trauma.

 

Such a formidable predator should not be messed with but despite this the Jaguar is considered a “near threatened” species as numbers have been declining for many years. hundreds of Jaguar are killed by humans every year; not systematically however since the international trade of its fur is banned and in most cases it is disgruntled ranchers of South American that kill them.

 

Jaguar facts

  • Kittens stay with their mother from 1-1.5 years.
  • 15,000 jaguars remain in the wild
  • Eats anything from crocodiles to deer to frogs or whatever it can capture.
  • Height: 25 - 30 inches at the shoulders
  • Weighs around 79 - 211 lbs (350 lbs Jaguars have been found)
  • Lives for around 12 years
  • Scientific name: Panthera onca
  • Most powerful bite of all cats. at least 2000 PSI; similar to carry weight of a JCB.

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