Jaguar is the third largest cat in existence. Jaguar and leopard are similar in appearance, but they are more tiger like in shape. Their tail is short, especially the tumor like protuberance on the inside of the eye socket, which is not found in leopards, tigers and other leopards.
Jaguar has a large proportion of head, wide face, thick chest, thick body, full muscles and short limbs. The pattern on the body is beautiful. The black circle is larger, and there are one or more black spots in the circle. Because it is a circle rather than a stripe, it is easy to distinguish it from the tiger. However, its circle is significantly different from the leopard’s smaller and hollow ring, which is not difficult to distinguish when you look at it carefully. The tail is significantly shorter than the leopard’s tail and only slightly longer than 1 / 3 of the body length. Leopard (Jaguar) has black spots on its head and limbs. Its coat color is almost the same as that of leopard. Its whole body is golden yellow to orange, but occasionally there are a few black or white varieties.
Jaguars prefer to live in dense tropical rain forest and seasonal swamp areas, as well as nearby shrubs and savannahs, but they are always close to water sources. They are also widely distributed in mountains, plains and other different places. They live in watery places, and like tigers, they are swimming cats. Jaguar is a solitary predator, and they are all opportunistic in choosing prey. They are top predators and keystone species, and play an important role in balancing the ecosystem and regulating the number of prey.