Jaguar: Panthera onca
Common Name: Jaguar
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Genus: Pantherinae Panthera
Misc.: The Jaguar and the Leopard are often confused with one another in zoos. Their coloring and markings are so similar that it is difficult for people to distinguish them. The difference lies in the center of the Jaguars rosettes, because unlike the leopard, the Jaguar has spots inside of its rosettes! The Jag is also a much stockier Read More
Since the 1960's it has been considered politically incorrect to call a black cat a black panther. The big black cats are black leopards or black jaguars and are not referred to as black panthers by anyone who knows anything about big cats. Some people claim to have seen black cougars, which are sometimes referred to as Florida Panthers (despite the fact that they are not in the Panthera category) and thus extrapolate the term black panther, but Florida Panthers are always tan.
Black panther may refer to:
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Jaguar vs Crocodile
...not at Big Cat Rescue
Demand that Walton County Enforce Florida Anti-Cruelty Law in Brutal Cat Shooting
On Aug. 25, a Walton County, Fla., resident fatally shot MommaCat, one of the beloved feral cats a Freeport couple cares for. Despite repeated requests from Alley Cat Allies, the Walton County Sheriff’s Department has not confirmed whether they have informed the man who brutally shot MommaCat that shooting cats is against the law. The Florida State Anti-Cruelty Law makes it clear that shooting Read More
Big Cat Attacks and the Big Cat Club
Zabu at 2:56, can you pick out our other big cat stars?
Gerrard Larriett Announces Partnership with Charles the Monarch
to Raise Funds for Big Cat Rescue
New York, NY (January 24, 2013), Gerrard Larriett Aromatherapy Pet Care announces their partnership with Charles the Monarch to raise funds for Big Cat Rescue. The partnership aims to raise $10,000 for Big Cat Rescue by donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of Gerrard Larriett products. In addition, customers will receive 25% off of the purchase of Gerrard Larriett grooming products from their website www.gerrardlarriett.com with promo code “Charles.”
“We Read More
Malnourished Black Jaguar to be Rescued from Captivity in Belize
- Press Release, Belize Wildlife Conservation Network, July 17, 2012 - On Saturday, July 14, 2012, the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network (BWCN) was alerted to a black jaguar in distress at Ballum Na Lodge in the Punta Gorda area. Wil Maheia, a BWCN member and well known Belizean conservationist, had been able to gain access to the jaguar, named Bosch, and he attempted to provide him with food. During this time he was able to take a photograph of the animal and the condition Read More
Just minutes ago the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally proposed to protect 838,232 acres as "critical habitat" for endangered jaguars in southern Arizona and New Mexico -- an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.
When finalized in the next year, and joined with a developing federal recovery plan, the decision will ensure jaguars return to the wild mountains and deserts of the American Southwest.
The decision has been a long time coming. The agency listed the jaguar as an endangered species in 1997 following a lawsuitby the Center Read More
Icons of the wild — lions, tigers and other big cats — are fading from the world's wild places, warn conservation experts worldwide.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation scientists. They could face extinction within two decades.
By Chris Johns, National Geographic Stock
The world's population of big cats, like this juvenile African cheetah, has been decimated, say conservation Read More
Hunted to extinction in the U.S. by 1940, the Jaguar is in trouble world wide, and two in particular are barely escaping death due to the rescue efforts of Big Cat Rescue. There are only 300 such cats registered with the International species Information Service and only 22 of those are considered sufficiently pedigreed to be bred for conservation efforts.
When a road side zoo owner died recently, leaving behind Jaguars and Leopards, his wife called upon a family friend to help her find a home for the aging great cats. Because their pedigrees Read More