To catch fish, the jaguar will attract them by tapping the surface of the water with its tail. It also has powerful jaws that are used to puncture the skull of its prey and to break the spine of smaller prey. These behaviors of the jaguar developed after the Fall since they were created as vegetarians.


  • The jaguar is the largest species of cat in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The background of the jaguar’s coat is a tawny-yellow, which lightens to whitish on the throat and belly. It is marked with small spots on the head and neck, and dark open ring structures, called rosettes, on the sides and flank that generally contain one to four dark spots inside the rings.

Fun Facts

  • A jaguar will follow its prey into the water.
  • It also may capture its prey by leaping onto it from trees.
  • Some jaguars can be black.

Created Kind Members

Cheetah, bobcat, leopard, lion, tiger, cougar, housecat

CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Carnivora (meat-eating)
FAMILY: Felidae (cat kind)
GENUS/SPECIES: Panthera onca

Size: 5–6 ft (1.5–1.8 m) long; 27–30 in (0.7–2 m) tall
Weight: 150–300 lbs (68–136 kg); Females are generally smaller.
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Deer, monkeys, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians, and other small mammals
Habitat: Grasslands and forests from the southwestern U.S. into South America