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Modern Weights and Measurements of Jaguars

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Photo and information credits: Ben Cranke Wildlife Photographer

"Meet Adriano. He weighs in at a whopping 158kg of beautiful male jaguar. I was fortunate to see him on a few occasions on this trip, and each time he was relaxed and posed so nicely for us."


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"Probably the heavy weight champion of Pantanal. This male was weight by Panthera organization in 2013 at 156 kg, So probably this year is over 160 kg!!!!!!!!!"

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Here's a 315lb  or 142kg Pantanal Jaguar being measured and weighed



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The jaguar is the largest cat in the Americas and is the only living representative of the genus Panthera found in the New World. The largest jaguars have been found in the Brazilian Pantanal region, with a record weight of over 347 pounds (158kg).  Jaguars living in heavily forested areas are considerably smaller than those from populations in more open areas like the Pantanal of

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Jaguar (Photo: Nigel Swales)
Brazil and the Llanos of Venezuela.  In one study, the average weight of males was 220 pounds (100kg).  Head and body length, without the tail may be up to six feet (1.85m), and the tail can measure 30 inches (75cm) more.  Height at the shoulder may be up to 30 inches (75cm).  The jaguar’s coat color ranges from pale yellow to reddish brown, with a much paler (often white) underbelly.  It has spots on the neck, body and limbs that form rosettes, which contain black markings within them.  On the head and underparts, the spots are simple black dots. Black jaguars are not uncommon, and even they possess darker rosette markings that are visible in bright light. Compared to a leopard, the jaguar is stocky and more powerfully built. The square jaw and prominent cheeks, along with robust, muscular limbs give evidence of immense strength. It has been said that the jaguar is built for power, not speed. While true, this cat also demonstrates surprising stealth and grace in movement.
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At the horizon a powerful storm was approaching and as we were working, the sounds of thunders and the cold wind built the scenery. It was an unique experience to work with the Americas’ largest wildcat surrounded by the sounds of the Pantanal rain. It was a beautiful female weighting 85 kg and about 5 years old. The whole process of setting the GPS collar was done quickly and in less than two hours she was recovering herself already.

Her coat was wonderful without any apparent marks, a healthy young adult. The storm was gone weak and was now a gentle rain. She recovered quickly on the wet grass and her name couldn’t be more appropriate: CHUVA, meaning “Rain” in portuguese.

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http://blog.londolozi.com/2011/12/the-wh...f-jaguars/


This beautiful cat weighed 110 kg, having all the necessary tools to defend its territory and compete for females. With an estimated age of 7 years old, this jaguar was very healthy with well-preserved teeth and in reproductive period. The jaguar captures for setting the collars and to monitor the territories were a success and the goals were achieved this year. The process of habituating jaguars to vehicles has begun and the future looks very promising. Check out the look of this great jaguar, although still without a specific name. Perhaps with this history someone can come up with an interesting name. Notice that it is a very strong and large male, but yet quite calm and confident, showing signs of struggle with other males and presenting scars on the forehead and face.’

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Male jaguar captured in Emas National Park, Goiás state, in February 2009

This adult male jaguar weighing 104 kg was captured in February 2009 in Emas National Park with the aid of the tracking hounds of the Jaguaretê Kennel. As part of the Long Term Jaguar Population Monitoring Program of the Jaguar Conservation Fund / Instituto Onça-Pintada in the region of Emas National Park and surroundings, the animal was anaesthetized for collection of biological material and to be fitted with a GPS collar.


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San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch

Check out ZUES a massive adult male jaguar that weights around 130 kilograms or 286 pounds..... His territory overlaps with SAMSON in certain areas.... Looks like the second and third camera pic show some of his battle wounds.....
Jaguar Corridor Initiative
Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative is the only conservation program that seeks to protect jaguars across their entire six million km2 range. In partnership with governments, corporations, and local communities, Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative is working to preserve the genetic integrity of the jaguar by connecting and protecting core jaguar populations in human landscapes from northern Mexico to Argentina.
Panthera is currently leading or supporting efforts in 14 of the 18 jaguar range states, including Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela.
https://www.panthera.org/initiat…/jaguar-corridor-initiative

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Looks like he's been fighting from the wounds on his head.



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Today we captured Yapú, a 7-8 years old male jaguar in perfect shape with an "empty" weight of 102 Kg (225 lb). Long he lives !

Today we captured yapú, a male of Ounce-painted in perfect state of health and weight of 102 kg "empty". may you live many years yet!

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Measurements and weights of Jaguars from Venezuela, information from a very good Book of Jaguars
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Jaguar Skeleton in Museo de Zoologia de Facultad de Ciencias de la UCV, Caracas, Venezuela
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 Jaguar skull male from the Venezuelan Llanos in Museo de Zoologia de Facultad de Ciencias de la UCV, Caracas, Venezuela.
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Skulls of two adult males from diferent regions in Venezuela the bigger one is from the Llanos and the smaller one is from the Amazon, as you can see Jaguars from the Llanos are huge compared to the ones from the Amazon Region


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Do you have all measurements of these skulls?
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(03-18-2017, 08:17 AM)GrizzlyClaws Wrote: Do you have all measurements of these skulls?

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The bigger one measures 27,2 cm long 18 cm wide and the smaller one measures 20 cm long 14 cm wide. In that Museum they have a huge skull but it is missing 3 canine teeth it measures 29,4 cm long 19,7 cm wide
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Thats a big difference for sure. May be age difference @epaiva ?
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(03-18-2017, 10:10 AM)sanjay Wrote: Thats a big difference for sure. May be age difference @epaiva ?

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They are both adult male Jaguars but Jaguars in the Venezuelan Llanos are the second largest after Pantanal  Jaguars  they weight up to 120 kilograms and Jaguars from the Amazon in Venezuela are a lot smaller with the largest ones weighting  up to 65 kilograms.
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(03-18-2017, 10:21 AM)epaiva Wrote:
(03-18-2017, 10:10 AM)sanjay Wrote: Thats a big difference for sure. May be age difference @epaiva ?

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They are both adult male Jaguars but Jaguars in the Venezuelan Llanos are the second largest after Pantanal  Jaguars  they weight up to 120 kilograms and Jaguars from the Amazon in Venezuela are a lot smaller with the largest ones weighting  up to 65 kilograms.

What you see isn't a result of age or individual variation, but circumstances. There are more factors, but good conditions top the list. When you read about Amur tigers, habitat destruction, prey depletion and smaller size, go this this post.

Wild big cats can survice in barren regions and forests, but they like plains with rivers and patches of forest better. The reason is these attract herbivores. Large herbivores.

Surinam and French Guyana, not that far away from Venezuela, have dense tropical forests. Their beauty is second to none, but it isn't easy to make a living. Tropical forests are not ideal for hunters. Large animals are few and far between and small animals are, ehh, too small for a decent big cat. This is why smaller cats, like ocelots and golden cats, thrive in these conditions. Sumatra, also densely forested, is the exception to the rule. Half a century ago, it had many large animals. Sumatra still has elephants.   

Skulls of Surinam jaguars, although larger than the smaller skull posted by Epaiva, are decidedly smaller than those from the Llanos. Same for skulls of pumas shot in Surinam.

The Amazon forest, however, can produce large jaguars. Not as large as those in Venezuela or the Pantanal, but they can be large. I saw pictures of people who had been in the Amazone Basin a long time. They knew where to find large jaguars. I noticed most of these had been shot near (large) cities. Jungle cities often are surrounded by farms. Jungle animals like farms, as new opportunities. As jaguars like opportunities as well, some of them can get quite big. Not saying they compare to the Yellowstone bears who thrived near dumps, but open spaces, crops and plenty of opportunities usually produce larger animals than tropical forests and mountains. It isn't always easy to make a decent living in the natural world.     

The jaguar skulls I measured roughly ranged between 220-300 mm. The longest skull belonged to an animal allegedly shot in the extreme south of the US well over a century ago. Seems a bit unlikely, as jaguars in that region are smaller than those of the Pantanal and the Llanos. I'll post some pictures later.
 
Very interesting information, Epaiva. Many thanks.
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