Jaguar, Panthera onca

nationalgeographicmagazine:

PHOTOGRAPH BY VINCENT J. MUSI

Jaguar
Panthera onca
Revered as a god by the ancient Aztec and Maya, the most powerful predator in Central and South America weighs up to 250 pounds. It’s the third largest cat, after tigers and lions.
Estimated wild population: At least 10,000
Population in zoos: 365
Status: Near threatened

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