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Nov 28 2013

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Jaguar Maze

Jaguar Maze in the Tribal Art Style.  Fun and easy to solve!

Jaguar Maze in the Tribal Art Style. Fun and easy to solve!

         The jaguar is the largest native cat of the western hemisphere. It is found throughout Central and South America, though it is most abundant in the rainforests. There may be a few of these big cats in the United States along the Arizona/Mexico border. The jaguar, a carnivore, is an apex predator: other animals within their territory do not prey on adult jaguars.

 

  • The jaguar’s beautiful fur coat of tan, dark-yellow or orange is marked with black spots. Rarely it is a black on black pattern. Either way, the pattern acts as the perfect camouflage. No two jaguar’s coats are the same, so individuals can tell each other apart.

  • Jaguar males are bigger and heavier than the females. Males weigh anywhere from 125 to 350 pounds, and may be up to 6 and a half feet long, with the tail adding another 2 feet or so. They have short legs, and stand about 2 to 2 and a half feet at the shoulder.

  • Females weigh between 80 and 200 pounds, are about 5 and a half feet long, not including the tail. They are only slightly shorter than the males.

  • The jaguar has tremendously powerful jaws, which are more than 3 times as strong as a lion’s. Their bite can deliver 2000 pounds per square inch, and crack a turtle’s shell.

  • The indigenous word for jaguar is “yaguar” which means “he who kills with one leap”.

  • Jaguars are born blind. They can first see at around 2 weeks of age. Jaguars first go hunting with their mother when they are about 6 months old and set up their own territory at about age two.

  • Jaguars use stealth to get close to their prey. They often kill their quarry with one bite.

Having trouble solving the maze?  Here’s the solution!

Download a PDF of the Jaguar maze here!

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This design also available as a tote bag!

Original artwork by Rob Hughes.  Drawn on 7″ x 10″ Canson mix media acid free paper with Faber-Castell Indian ink.

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