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And that's not just because of the silhouette of a jaguar and her cub projected onto the ground next to the door at night.
Juris used to be the menagerie caretaker there, but a jaguar attack had put him out of his right mind.
Chinese fans will have to wait for a glimpse of the white jaguar, however — it's apparently being added in post.
The 12-day trip ended at Escandón, Mexico, in a green and unfamiliar land of jaguars, palm thatch huts and dark, Spanish-speaking natives.
Another tiger and a jaguar also were seized by authorities elsewhere in Mexico this month.
Unlike every other big cat in the world, jaguars went straight for the brain.
The animals included two lions, two tigers, a bear and a jaguar.
Residents in western Germany have been warned to stay indoors after two lions, two tigers and a jaguar broke out of their cages at a local zoo Friday, sparking a hunt.
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The jaguar is the largest New World cat. It was once found in wooded regions from the U.S.-Mexican border south to Patagonia, Currently, the jaguar survives, in reduced numbers, only in remote areas of Central and South America; the largest known population is in the Amazon rain forest. The male is 5.5-9.0 ft. (1.7-2.7 m) long, including the tail, which measures 23-35-in. (60-90-cm) long, and weighs 220-350 lbs. (100-160 kg). The coat is typically orange-tan with black spots arranged in rosettes with a black spot in the center. A solitary predator, the jaguar usually hunts rodents, deer, birds, and fish; it will also take cattle, horses, and dogs.
JAGUAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of jaguar for English Language Learners
: a large, brown, wild cat with black spots that lives in Central and South America
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