Jaguar

No. 227729

by Safari Ltd
$8.99USD

The third largest feline in the world, the jaguar is the only member of the Panthera genus native to the Americas. They can be found in the southwestern United States, Mexico, and throughout Central America. Their primary habitats include rainforests, swamps, and wooded areas.

  • Scientific Name: Panthera onca
  • Characteristics: Although jaguars look very similar to leopards, they’re actually more like tigers in terms of their behavior. Painted and designed to be as life-like as possible, this figurine contains a wealth of knowledge for wildlife enthusiasts!
  • Size and Color: Jaguars generally have a tawny yellow or orange coat with black rosette markings. Standing 2 inches tall and 4.5 inches long, this figurine is a bit smaller than a soda can resting on its side.
  • The Jaguar is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Symbolically, jaguars are very important to many south American cultures. For example, in the Aztec civilization jaguars were seen as the rulers and warriors of the wild, and the Aztecs honored their best warriors by naming them jaguar knights. Similarly, the Moche culture of Peru used the image of the jaguar to depict power, and often included portrayals of them in their art. We can only hope that you draw your own strength and inspiration from this beautifully crafted jaguar figurine!

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 10.75 L x
    • Size in inches: 4.23 L x
    • UPC: 095866227708
    Present Status Once found all across South America, Central America, and well into the western North American continent, they are now found only in isolated pockets outside of the Amazon Basin. Loss of habitat and prey are large factors in their drop in numbers, but sport hunting and persecution by ranchers also have a serious impact on their population. They are currently listed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). They were once hunted extensively for their pelts with an estimated 18,000 killed each year but in 1973 the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) put a stop to much of the trade.