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The jaguar (Panthera onca) is one of four "big cats" in the Panthera genus, along with the tiger, lion and leopard. It is also the third largest feline after tiger and lion. Jaguars can be found in Mexico, Central and South America. They inhabit grasslands, woodlands and swamps. The jaguar has a large rounded head, a muscular body, strong legs and claws. Males weigh up to 250 pounds. Females are usually smaller. Jaguars have yellow-brown fur with black spots. But they can also be black with black spots (melanistic jaguars). The jaguar is an endangered species.




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