- Jaguars are solitary animals and prefer to be alone except during mating season.
- The jaguar is usually a land based hunter but will sometimes climb trees and attack their prey from above.
- Unlike most other big cats, the jaguar loves the water and enjoys going for a swim, sometimes even hunting for fish in ponds and pools.
- Jaguars are distinguished from other big cats by the shape of their spots which look like roses. As a result, their spots are called rosettes.
- It is estimated that there are less than 15,000 jaguars remaining in the wild.