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jaguar Of all the big cats in the wild jaguars remain the least studied by scientists. This is mainly because they are very shy and they mostly do all of there hunting at night when no one can see them. Photographers very rarely get a photo of one of these big cats. Another reason that they are not seen vey much is because, they are an endangered species, there are very few of them still in existence.
Habitat The jaguars habitat is found in the rainforest. The are mainly located in India and the Amazon rainforest. The jaguar lives in a wide variety of places among the world. Some of these places are; deciduous forest, swamps, pampas grasslands and, the mountain scrubs. This is where they will live and hunt for food.
Eating Habits The jaguar is a carnivorous animal which means it only eats meat. It can eat the smallest to large animals. They can eat mice up to deer it will also on occasion eat an adult caiman(a form of a small alligator). It will usually hunt at night when it can surprise prey from the trees. When it has caught a meal it will drag it to a thicket or take it up a tree, from there it will then start eating from the neck, down to the midsection it will also eat the heart and lungs. The daily food requirement for this animal is about 1.4 kilograms a day. A good thing about jaguars is they will rarely attack humans.
Humans Hunt Jaguars The main reason for the decline of the jaguar is poaching, these poachers will hunt them for one reason and that is there fur if they can get a hold of it they can make a lot of money. That is the reason why they are hunted. Other than humans they are not hunted except for the occasional fight with another predator or jaguar.
Effect Of Extinction If they were to go extinct there would probably be increase of prey. This would lead to over population which would lead to a dying environment. Effect of having jaguars If the population increased it would keep prey levels down and there would not be over population. It would also be good because the government would not have to protect them anymore.
Acts to help keep jaguars in existence People around the world are coming together to protect jaguars. They pass laws stating that no one can kill or take way the habitat of the jaguar. They also set up non-profit organizations to help raise money for this spectacular animal. Zoos set up breeding programs for jaguars in captivity to help increase there numbers. Every new born jaguar is a success. I chose the jaguar because I think it is an amazing animal it vey hard to find them in the wild.