Species : Panthera onca
- Black Jaguar Cub (~ 3 months)
The jaguar, which is the only Panthera species from Americas, gets frenquently mixed up with the leopard, but he is usually larger and sturdier build. Moreover, its behavioral and habitat characteristics are closer to those of the tiger : the jaguar habitat is commonly composed by dense rainforest however this spotted cat can also be found in forested and open terrains. Just like the tiger, the jaguar enjoys water.Black color morph
is regularly seen in the Panthera onca
species : melanistic jaguars are sometimes called black panthers
, but like all forms of polymorphism, they do not form a separate species (exactly like spotted and melanistic leopards). Even if they look entirely black, the spots are still visible if you watch carefully. About the gene, the melanism allele is dominant. Selection is possible by breeding in captivity.Size
: 120-180 cm lengh (head and body), females are generally smaller than males (10-20%).Weight
: 40-100 kg (150 kg for the biggest males).
Because its numbers are declining, the Jaguar is listed as Near Threatened
in the UINC Red List.Location :
ZooParc de Beauval, Loir-et-Cher, FranceCamera :
Canon EOS 40DLens :
Canon EF 70-300mm F4-5,6 IS USMPost-Processing :
Photoshop CS3You may not use this image in any way without my written permission.
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