Species Spotlight: Jaguar

Jaguar in Mexico

Questions and Answers

Are jaguars agile or fast?
Known for its jump, the word jaguar means “he who kills with one leap” and it can also reach speeds of up to 50 mph over short distances.

Can jaguars swim and climb?
Jaguars are strong swimmers and climbers.

What are the main threats to jaguars in the wild?
Hunting and habitat loss due to deforestation continue to threaten jaguars’ survival.



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