Tropical Americas

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A large male jaguar with spotted fur resting on a log. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the largest of the big cats found in the New World. It is relatively rare throughout its range from Mexico to Argentina. Best known as a denizon of tropical rainforests, jaguars also inhabit grasslands and scrub habitats where they are predators of deer, capybara and other animals. [captive animal]