Jaguars Don’t Need A Visa To Any Country In Central And South America Like We Do

Jaguars remain one of the strongest cats in the world dominating the scene in some parts of South and Central America. It ranks third when it comes to size after tiger and lion. But it is the undisputed largest cat in the Americas.  Ruthless hunting of jaguars for their fur coat has brought them to the verge of extinction.

The jaguar resembles the tiger when it comes to behavior and habitat selection, but in appearance, it courts comparison with the leopard. It strongly correlates with water bodies and like all feline animals, enjoys swimming. Jaguars regularly stalk and track their preys, although they don't have any natural predators. They play an important part in regulating the ecosystem of the area they live in. The powerful bite of a jaguar enables it to pierce shells of reptiles which have armors. It bites into the brain of its prey, biting all the way through the skull.

The female jaguar is ready for reproduction once it attains the age of two years. Males reach biological maturity required fro reproduction once they are three or four years of age. There is an annual mating season in case of jaguars. Females declare their sexual maturity before males by urinary signals and raised vocalization. After a gestation period of 93-105 days, female jaguars give birth to 2-4 cubs. Males are likely to kill   cubs belonging to other females, so male partners are not tolerated after a jaguar conceives.

The jaguar is a prominent figure in the mythology of native American cultures, specifically those of Maya and Aztec.

 

 

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