Jaguars are the third largest cat in the world — after the tiger and lion — and the biggest in the Americas. They can grow up to 170cm long, not including their impressive tails, but their size can vary a lot between regions depending on the size of the local prey.
Black jaguars live alone, marking their large territories with their scat and by leaving distinctive claw markings on trees. They can kill just about any type of prey they encounter but prefer large animals such as capybaras, alligators, deer and armadillos.
Obviously these cats are NOT pussycats!
Jaguar populations are listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Deforestation and poaching are just a couple of the threats contributing to their decline. The black jaguar’s range once spanned from the southern United States down to the tip of South America. However they have been virtually eliminated from half of their historic range.
Many thanks to MessyMimi who is now hosting Feline Friday!
Here are the Friendly Fill-Ins for tomorrow. Ellen of
15 and Meowing came up with the first two and her
co-host, Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs
came up with second two.
1. _____________________makes me feel old.
2. ____________________makes me feel young.
3. Recently, _________ came in very handy.
4. I think that _________ is the most useless __
Here are my fill-ins:
1. Looking in the mirror in the early morning makes me feel old.
2. Dancing with my sweet husband makes me feel young.
3. Recently, my saving boxes came in very handy.
4. I think that worrying is the most useless emotion.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Those beautiful cats deserve better. Those were really good answers too.ReplyDelete
Jaguars are beautiful, i cannot imagine poaching them, but i can't understand the mentality behind poaching anyway.ReplyDelete
Worry is useless. It's like being in a rocking chair, you feel like you're moving but you're getting nowhere.
And i forgot to say earlier, thank you so much for joining Feline Friday!Delete
Supurr fill-ins! The black jaguar is such a majestic being, and more should be done to protect them.ReplyDelete
I agree with number 4, but I worry over the most worthless things sometimes. And nothing gets solved that way.ReplyDelete
I will stay well away from that jaguar lolReplyDelete
I liked your fill ins and I avoid mirrors one LQQK and they crack heheh! :-)
Have a tangotastic weekend 👍
What beautiful big cats they are too.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed your fill ins.
We are doing a happy dance here we waltzed right into the 21 century yesterday got rid of our 40+ year old AT&T land line had that number transferred to my new iPhone 13. AT&T tech came out yesterday upgraded our internet with fiber optic.
Hugs and have a good weekend
I am more of a luddite. I still have my old phone number from the 70' and have it hooked to my flip phone- however we still have a landline as if the electricity goes out the landline still works! The landline is a new number since we moved. Cheers!Delete
The black jaguar is beautiful. I tend to worry over various things. I know it is pointless, but I can't help it.ReplyDelete
Jaguars are gorgeous! Right now we have a cougar in our village. She has not bothered any of the chickens, cats or dogs, but she has been keeping the deer out of town. Love your fill ins! Purrs MarvReplyDelete