Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Male Weight:175-225 lb.

Female Weight:170-190 lb

Life Span:15-20 years

Litter Size:1-4 Cubs

Gestation: 95-105 days

Status:During the sixties and seventies around 18,000 jaguars were killed every year for their beautiful coat. Today there is still poaching, but not nearly as bad as before. The destruction of the jaguar's habitat from logging and cattle ranching as well has having to compete with humans for food has brought a large decrease to their population. More trees are cut every day, and more jaguars are killed as the demand for their skin increases.

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