Big cat familythose that live in the wild do have a compact appearance.
Except for lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars, all have fur coats with their own distinctive patterns.
The distinctive features of tigers are called stripes, while those of leopards and jaguars are called spots .
At first glance it looks similar, the differences in body and fur between a jaguar and a leopard are hard to find. But that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Well, if you want to know what the hidden differences between a jaguar and a leopard are, let's look at the following explanation!
Interesting Jaguars Facts
The thing that makes it difficult for people to tell the difference between a jaguar and a leopard is that the two animals don't live in close proximity.
In fact, jaguars are easier and more often found living in Central and South America, while leopards live in Africa and Asia.
Jaguar has the scientific name Panthera onca, it can weigh almost 158 kilograms. With such weight, the jaguar is larger than the leopard.
Jaguars can grow to a length of 1.5 to 1.8 meters if measured without a tail, or up to 9 feet or 2.7 meters with a tail.
Cats basically don't like water, but the jaguar is a special cat.
Jaguars are actually one of those cats who love water. In fact they are known as good swimmers.
Jaguars swim to find food in the form of fish, turtles, or caimans in rivers.
However, they also still eat large land animals, such as deer, tapirs, and others.
Jaguars are also animals that do not live in groups, they prefer to be alone.
If you pay attention, the jaguar's fur motif looks like a leopard, but it's actually different, you know.
The jaguar fur motif has a unique motif, which consists of three colors, namely dark brown surrounded by black spots, on a light brown background.
Because it is unique, people call the jaguar's polka dot motif like a rose.
Interesting Leopard Facts
The leopard ( Panthera pardus ), has a smaller body weight than the jaguar, reaching 80 kilograms.
The leopard can grow to a length of 1.3 to 1.9 meters when measured by its tail. It turns out that the leopard is also shorter than the jaguar.
As explained above, jaguars love water and are great swimmers.
Leopards are also excellent swimmers, but leopards prefer to avoid water, friends.
Although carnivores, leopards do not like to eat the flesh of animals that are in the water. They prefer to hunt animals such as deer, on land.
In their habitat, the leopard is not the biggest cat, because there are still lions and tigers.
Thus, the leopard is more wary of animals larger than itself and humans.
While the jaguar, which is the largest in its habitat, likes to growl and scare animals or humans who approach it.