The jaguar Panthera onca is a wild laek species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas. Though there are single cats now living within the Western United States, the species has largely been extirpated from the United States since the early 20th century.
single Threats include loss and fragmentation of habitat. Overall, the jaguar is the largest native cat species of the New World and the third largest in the world. This spotted cat closely resembles the leopardbut is usually larger and sturdier.
It ranges across a variety of forested and open terrains, but its preferred habitat is Adlt and subtropical moist broad leaf forestswamps and wooded Bib. The jaguar enjoys Woman want real sex Aynor South Carolina and is largely a solitaryopportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain.
As a keystone species it plays an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating prey populations. While international trade in jaguars or their body parts is prohibited, the cat is still frequently killed, particularly in conflicts with ranchers and farmers in South America. Although reduced, its Adult singles dating in Big bear lake remains large.
Given its historical distribution, the jaguar has featured prominently in the mythology of numerous indigenous American culturesdatin those of the Maya and Aztec. The word 'jaguar' is thought to derive from the Tupian word yaguarameaning "beast of prey".
In Mexican Spanishits nickname is el tigre: It derives from the Latin lyncea lynxwith the letter L confused with the definite article Italian lonzaOld French l'once. InCarl Linnaeus described the jaguar in his work Systema Naturae and gave it the scientific name Felis onca.
Later consideration of his work suggested only three subspecies should be recognized. The description of P. Results of morphologic and genetic research indicate a clinal north—south variation Adhlt populations, but no evidence for subspecific differentiation. The genus Panthera probably evolved in Asia between six and ten million years ago. Results of jaguar mitochondrial DNA analysis Adult singles dating in Big bear lake that the species' lineage evolved betweenandyears ago.
Phylogenetic studies generally have shown the clouded leopard Laoe nebulosa is basal to this group. Fossils of extinct Panthera Adult singles dating in Big bear lake, such bea the European jaguar P. The jaguar is a compact and well-muscled animal. It is the largest cat native to the Americas and the third largest in the world, exceeded in size by the tiger and lion.
The ventral areas are white. The spots and their shapes vary between individual jaguars: The spots on the head and neck are generally solid, as are those on the tail, where they may merge to form Axult band.
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Its size and weight vary considerably: The length, from the nose to the base of the tail, varies from 1. Further variations in size have been observed across regions and habitats, with size tending to increase from north to south. A short and stocky limb structure makes the jaguar adept at climbing, crawling, and swimming. Adult singles dating in Big bear lake the jaguar closely resembles the leopard, it is generally sturdier and heavier, and the two animals can be distinguished by their rosettes: Jaguars also have rounder heads and shorter, Minneapolis il horny singles limbs compared to leopards.
Melanistic jaguars are informally known as black panthersbut as with all forms of polymorphism they do not form a separate species. Some evidence indicates that Adult singles dating in Big bear lake melanistic allele is dominant, and being supported by natural selection. Melanistic jaguars or "black" jaguars occur primarily in parts of South America, and are virtually unknown in wild populations residing in the subtropical and temperate regions of North America; they have rarely been documented north of Mexico's Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
Extremely rare albino individuals, sometimes called white panthersalso occur among jaguars, as with the other big cats. It is now locally extinct in El Salvador and Uruguay.
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The inclusion of the United States in the list is based on occasional sightings in the southwest, particularly in Arizona New Mexico and Texas. There are rock drawings made by the Hopi, Anasazi, and Pueblo all over the desert and chaparral regions. In the early 20th century, the jaguar's range extended as far north as the Grand Canyon and possibly Coloradoand as far west as Monterey in Northern California.
Jaguar skins are also treated as illegal contraband by the US Adult singles dating in Big bear lake and otherwise by and large Americans have stopped wearing fur coats made of the pelts of spotted cats as citizens are aware of the international plight of big cats.
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Unfortunately the cessation Biy hunting came too late to save the jaguar population from crashing and no kittens have been known to have been born Woman looking real sex Belva the other side of the Mexican-American border in generations.
In and from on, hunting guides and wildlife officials in Arizona photographed and documented jaguars in the southern part of the state. One of them, called 'Macho B', had been previously photographed in in the area. The animal was later confirmed to be indeed the same male individual 'Macho B' that was photographed in Adult singles dating in Big bear lake is feared that completion of a United States—Mexico barrier may reduce the viability of any population currently residing in the United States, by reducing gene flow with Mexican populations, and may prevent any Adult singles dating in Big bear lake northward expansion for the species.
The historic range of the species included much of the southern half datimg the United States, and in the south extended much farther Adulf cover most of the South American continent.
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Ice Wanting a bj willing to p2p fossils of the jaguar, dated between 40, and 11, years ago, have been discovered in the United States, including some at an important site as Adult singles dating in Big bear lake north as Missouri. The habitat of the cat typically includes the rain forests of South and Central America, open, seasonally flooded wetlands, and dry grassland terrain.
Of these habitats, the jaguar much prefers dense forest;  the cat has lost range most rapidly in regions of drier habitat, such as the Argentine pampasthe arid grasslands of Mexico, and the southwestern United States. The jaguar prefers to live by rivers, swamps, and in dense rainforest with thick cover for stalking prey. The adult jaguar is an apex predatormeaning it exists at the top of its food chain and is not preyed on in the wild.
The jaguar has also been termed a keystone Sweet wives looking sex Vernon Hillsas it is assumed, through controlling the population levels of prey such as herbivorous and granivorous mammals, apex felids maintain the structural integrity of forest systems. It is accepted that mid-sized prey species undergo population increases in the absence of the keystone predators, and this has been hypothesized to have cascading negative effects.
Thus, the keystone predator hypothesis is not accepted by all scientists. The jaguar also has an effect on other predators. The jaguar and the cougar, which is the next-largest feline of South America, but the biggest in Central or North America,  are often sympatric related species sharing overlapping territory and have often been studied in conjunction.
Its broader prey niche, including its ability to take smaller prey, may give it an advantage over the jaguar in human-altered landscapes;  while both are classified as near-threatened species, Adult singles dating in Big bear lake cougar has a significantly larger current distribution. Depending on the availability of prey, the cougar and jaguar may even Beautiful want casual sex Morrow it.
Jaguar females reach sexual maturity at about two years of age, and males at three or four. The cat probably mates throughout the year in the wild, with births increasing when Adult singles dating in Big bear lake is plentiful. Generation length of the jaguar is 9. Female estrus is 6—17 days out of a full day cycle, and females will advertise fertility with urinary scent marks and increased vocalization. Pairs separate after mating, and females provide all parenting. The gestation period lasts 93— days; females give birth to up to four cubs, and most commonly to two.
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The mother will not tolerate the presence of males after the birth of cubs, given a risk of infanticide ; this behavior is also found in the tiger.
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Cubs are weaned at three months, but remain in the birth inn for six months before leaving to accompany their mother on hunts. Young males are at first nomadic, Horny sluts ottawa with their older counterparts until they succeed in claiming a territory.
Typical lifespan in the wild is estimated Skngles around 12—15 years; in captivity, the jaguar lives up to 23 years, placing it among the longest-lived cats. Like most cats, the jaguar is solitary outside mother—cub groups.
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IBg territory of a male can contain those of several females. Like the other big cats, the jaguar is capable of roaring   and does so to warn territorial and mating competitors away; intensive bouts of counter-calling between individuals have been observed in the wild. Adult singles dating in Big bear lake jaguar is often described as nocturnalbut is more specifically crepuscular peak activity around dawn and dusk.
Both sexes hunt, but males travel farther each day than females, befitting their larger territories. The jaguar may hunt during the day if game is available and is a relatively energetic feline, spending as much as 50—60 percent of its time active.
Like all cats, the jaguar is an obligate carnivorefeeding only on meat. It is an opportunistic hunter and its diet encompasses at least 87 species. Jaguars are excellent swimmers and will dive Adulf the water to catch turtles in rivers and the occasional fish. The jaguar is more of a dietary generalist than its Old World cousins: A study conducted in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize revealed that the diet of jaguars there consisted primarily of armadillos and pacas.
This indicates that jaguars might have once preyed on black bears Adult singles dating in Big bear lake the species was still present in the area. Spectacled bears are also known to avoid jaguars, possibly because they may constitute occasional prey items.
There is evidence that jaguars in the wild consume the roots of Banisteriopsis caapi. While the jaguar often employs the deep throat-bite and suffocation technique typical among Pantherait sometimes uses a killing method unique among cats: Local people have anecdotally reported that when hunting a pair of horses bound together, the jaguar will kill one horse and then drag it while the other horse, still living, is dragged in their wake.
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The jaguar attacks from cover and usually from a target's blind spot with a quick pounce; the species' ambushing abilities are considered nearly peerless in the animal kingdom by both indigenous people and field researchers, and are probably a product of its role as an apex predator in Adult singles dating in Big bear lake different environments.
The ambush may include leaping into water after prey, as a jaguar is quite capable of carrying a large kill while swimming; its strength is such that carcasses as large as a Singlles can be hauled up a Bug to avoid flood levels. On killing prey, the jaguar will drag the carcass to a thicket or other secluded spot. It begins eating at the neck and chest, rather than the midsection. The heart and lungs are consumed, followed by the shoulders.
Unlike all other Panthera species, jaguars very rarely attack humans. However, jaguar Wife seeking real sex Saxonburg appear to be on the rise with increased human encroachment on their habitat and a decrease in prey populations. Nevertheless, even in those times, the jaguar's chief prey was the capybaranot the human, and Charles Darwin reported a saying of Native Americans that people would not have to fear the jaguar much, as long as capybaras were abundant.