A jaguar.

Scientific name: Panthera onca

A jaguar’s fur is covered in dark, rose-shaped markings called rosettes, which help it to remain hidden as it stalks and ambushes prey. Researchers have found that markings like these evolved specifically in large cats that tend to hunt in forests or during the night.

Amazing ability: Staying hidden among leaves and shadows cast by trees

Where to find them: Pouncing on mammals such as giant anteaters in the forests and grasslands of Central and South America


  • Title: Jaguar
  • Type: Mounted taxidermy specimen with associated branch and base

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