Big Cat Facts

Some fast facts about Big Cats!

5 JAGUAR FACTS

  1. 1.   Jaguars once roamed from Argentina to the Grand Canyon.
  2. 2.    Jaguars hunt fish, and legend has it they use their tails as a lure.
  3. 3.    Jaguars are extinct in El Salvador, Uruguay.
  4. 4.    The biggest threats to jaguar survival are habitat destruction, prey loss and hunting.
  5. 5.    Jaguars in the Amazon rarely venture more than half a kilometer from water.
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  7. 3 LION FACTS
  8. 1.    There are fewer than 25,000 lions surviving in the African wild.
  9. 2.    Male lions with dark manes are the most attractive to female lions. OR Dark lion manes signify fitness and are more attractive to females.
  10. 3.    A male lion can eat 43 kilograms of meat in a day.


  1. 3 CHEETAH FACTS
  2. 1.    Cheetahs only need to drink once every three or four days.
  3. 2.    There are approximately 10,000 cheetahs left in the African wild.
  4. 3.    Namibia is home to the largest population of Cheetahs.
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  2. 4 COUGAR FACTS
  3. 1.    Mountain lion, puma, cougar, and panther all refer to the same cat: Felis concolor.
  4. 2.    Cougars are born with spotted coats that fade after 6 months.
  5. 3.    Cougars are extremely territorial and home ranges can be up to 160 kilometers.
  6. 4.    Western U.S. and Canadian cougar populations are stable enough to allow sport hunting.

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