What are your favourite animals?

Big Cats Jaguars

Hi! I’m Liliya and my favourite animals are big cats jaguars. I’ll tell you some fun facts about them.

Jaguars are the largest of South America’s big cats. They are the third largest cats in the world after the tiger and the lion.

Jaguars live only in Americas. They prefer rainforests. Most jaguars are found in the Amazon river basin. Jaguars live alone. Adult jaguars weigh between 45 to 113 kilograms. A jaguar can be 240 cm (centimeters) long (from his nose up to the tip of his tail).  They have strong strong jaws and sharp teeth. Their fur is usually orange with black spots. People hunt jaguars fro their beautiful fur.

Jaguars live in the wild for 11-15 years, in captivity they can live over 20 years. Jaguars are mammals. Baby jaguars are called cubs.

Jaguars enjoy water and are good at swimming.

Jaguars usually hunt at night. They prey on deer, pigs, capybara, monkeys, alligators, foxes, fish, frogs and even large anaconda snakes.

Jaguar was a symbol of strength in ancient American cultures such as the Maya and Aztec.

Do you know that …

Jaguar is British luxury and sports car brand famous for beautiful look and powerful engine. Jaguar Land Rovers are produced in Coventry, England.

Vocabulary

  • prefer – віддавати перевагу
  • rainforest – тропічний ліс
  • river basin – басейн річки
  • alone – сам
  • adult – дорослий
  • weigh – важити
  • the tip of his tail – кінчик хвоста
  • strong jaws – сильні щелепи
  • sharp teeth – гострі зуби
  • fur – хутро
  • spots – плями
  • prey on – полювати на
  • hunt – полювати
  • in the wild – в дикій природі
  • in captivity – в неволі
  • mammals – ссавці
  • are called – називаються
  • deer – олені
  • a symbol of strength – символ сили
  • ancient American cultures Maya and Aztec – давньоамериканські культури Майя та Ацтеків