Newborn at the Nicaragua Zoo
Jaguars are one of the most magical animals in the world. To some, jaguars look very much like leopards but they are heavier and larger. The easiest way to tell a jaguar from a leopard, besides the jaguar’s much larger body, is by the rosettes (dots on their fur).  The rosettes on a jaguar’s coat are larger, fewer in number, and usually darker with thicker lines. The head of the jaguar is rounder and it has shorter legs. Because of this the jaguar is sometimes called the “bulldog” of the cat world. 

Newborn at the Nicaragua Zoo

Jaguars are one of the most magical animals in the world. To some, jaguars look very much like leopards but they are heavier and larger. The easiest way to tell a jaguar from a leopard, besides the jaguar’s much larger body, is by the rosettes (dots on their fur).  The rosettes on a jaguar’s coat are larger, fewer in number, and usually darker with thicker lines. The head of the jaguar is rounder and it has shorter legs. Because of this the jaguar is sometimes called the “bulldog” of the cat world.