The largest cat in the Americas - and the third-largest in the world. Jaguars are known for their unique black and brown rose-shaped spots, which help to camouflage them on the rainforest floor. Jaguars average 4 to 6 feet in length - not including their tails - and grow up to 2 and a half feet in height at the shoulders. A solitary animal, jaguars are most active during dawn and dusk - hunting crocodiles, snakes, monkeys, deer, sloths, and other animals - and prefer to hide when sleeping. Today, jaguars have been almost completely eliminated from the United States and are endangered throughout their range.
Endangered Animals Initiative
Frontier is dedicated to bringing awareness to the endangered animals within the continental U.S.A. You can learn more about our endangered animal tails here.