Jaguar Panthera onca

Jaguar
Jaguar
The Jaguar is the third largest of the four roaring "big cats" (after the Tiger and the Lion) and the only one from the Western Hemisphere.
Jaguar
Jaguar
It is native to South and Central American jungle.
Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguar
The usual colouring is a golden background with black spots (rosettes). Male and female are similar. Its appearance is similar to a Leopard but it is stockier and has a wider head.
Black Jaguar
Black Panther
Jaguar - Black Panther
Occasionally some are "melanistic" (they have dark coats). Both melanistic Jaguars and Leopards are also called Black Panthers.
Black Jaguar In good sunlight the underlying spots can sometimes be seen.
Jaguar Jaguars have pinhead spots in their rosettes and whiter cheeks than Leopards.
Jaguar Like Tigers, Jaguars like water and can swim.
Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguar cubs
They are usually solitary except when mating or, in the female's case, raising young. Third photo above is of 3 cubs (2 golden, one black).
Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguar
Jaguars have the strongest jaws and bite force of all cats.
Jaguar
Panther underside
Jaguar underside
The underside