The Jaguar (Panthera onca) is a species of wild cat and the only existing member of the genus Panthera native of the Americas. The Jaguar’s current scale extends from the southwestern United States and Mexico in North America, in much of Central America, and to the south with Paraguay and northern Argentina in South America. Although there are now single cats living in the western United States, the species has been largely extirpated from the United States since the early twentieth century. It is listed as almost threatened on the IUCN Red List; And their numbers are declining. Threats include habitat loss and fragmentation.
In general, the Jaguar is the largest species of native cat in the New World and the third largest in the world. This spotted cat is very similar to the leopard, but it is usually bigger and more resistant. It varies through a variety of forests and open terrain, but its preferred habitat is tropical and subtropical broad-leaf moist forest, swamps and forested regions. The Jaguar enjoys swimming and is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-predator and ambush at the top of the food chain. As a key species, it plays an important role in the stabilization of ecosystems and the regulation of prey populations.
While international trade in Jaguars or their parts of the body is banned, the cat is often killed, particularly in conflicts with farmers and farmers in South America. Although it is reduced, its scale remains large. Given its historical distribution, the Jaguar has appeared prominently in the mythology of numerous Native American cultures, including those of the Mayas and the Aztecs.