Animal jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large cat found in South America and the southern part of the North American continent. Animal jaguar is the most powerful cats in the United States and one of the larger members of the cat family Felidae. For possession of a round head and body are strong, sometimes referred to as the "bulldog" of the cat world.
Jaguar animal considered a "big cat" referred to in conjunction with other well-known-and even bigger - big cats such as lions and tigers. Jaguar animal will usually reach a length 1.62 to1.83 meters (5.3 to 6 feet), not including the tail which is usually about 75 cm (30 inches) long. Shoulder high jaguar animal usually between 67 and 76 cm (27 and 30 inches). Later the largest known specimen jaguar weighing more than 150 kg (333 pounds), but the jaguar live in around 56-96 kg (124-211 lb). The female jaguar is usually about 20 percent smaller than the male jaguar. The jaguars that live in Central America and Mexico are usually smaller than the jaguar from other districts. A male jaguar animals from this area will rarely grow larger than 56 kg (123 lb), while women tend to live about 40 kg (90 lb).
The same jaguar looks similar to leopards, jaguars animals are heavier and have a stronger body shape. You can tell by looking at two separate cat called roses. The rose is a black ring around the place sometimes features found on some wild cats. Leopards have similar symptoms, but rarely will show roses with spots on it. The roses will be much smaller in tiger and leopard, jaguar animal, while the larger has roses and a little more than a darker color. The solid line that surrounds the small spots are very common in animal jaguar.
Background layer of the animal jaguar will usually have orange or yellow color. Of black roses and many more spots because that would contrast sharply with the paler background. However, you can search for jaguars in which the signs are almost invisible, because the black background layer is not yellow / orange. This is called Melanisme, and animal jaguar who have this condition called black panthers. Black panther cat species because it was not, which is a variant of the leopards. If you look closely, you can actually see the roses and places even on the black panthers.
The male jaguar animal become sexually adult when 3-4 years, while the female jaguar animal usually reach sexual maturity at age 2-3. Normal gestation period for animals jaguar is a jaguar 90-110 days and litter can consist of up to four young people. Newborn jaguar with eyes closed and will not be able to see until they were approximately two weeks. They will live with their mother until they are two years old. After this, they should start looking for their own territory. Depending on the animal jaguar habitat will claim a territory consisting of 25-150 square kilometers. In the wild, jaguars animals rarely grow older than 11 years. Jaguar treated well in captivity can reach the age of 20 years.