Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Felidae
Genus : Panthera
Species : onca
Scientific name : Panthera onca
Important Facts
Body length 1200 – 1800 mm.
Weight 0 – 120 kg.
Litter size 1- 4
Gestation period 90-110 days
Breeding season Any time
Life span 12 years
The jaguar is basically water loving animal. It prefers the dense lowland rainforests, humid and damp places. They avoid open grasslands and open seasonally dry forests.
Formerly range through forests from the south-west of the United States to Patagonia.
The prey base of the jaguar is extensive, taking full advantage of the diversity and dense concentration of animal species found in the rainforest areas. In size its prey ranges from large domestic livestock such as cattle and horses (for which it has a poor reputation with local farmers), Marsh deer, Brocket deer, down through various species of Peccary, larger rodents such as Capybara, Paca and Agouti, to reptiles, monkeys and fish.
6 kg of Buffalo Calf meat in the summer while in the winter 8 kg of Buffalo Calf meat is provided. The meat is provided 6 days in a week.