Jaguars Taste- Did You Know?
Did you know that jaguars have a weak sense of taste with around 473 taste buds? Humans have 9,000 taste buds. Jaguars have 32 teeth. They have the most powerful bite out of all the big cats. Unlike other big cats that bite the throat and suffocate their prey, jaguars bite through the skull piercing the brain or biting the back of the neck and breaking the spinal column. Jaguars are opportunistic hunters. They eat up to 87 different species including fish, turtles, caimans, armadillos, monkeys, deer, snakes peccaries, capybaras, tapirs, and a number of other land animals. They hunt both in the day and at night and can travel over six miles when hunting for food.
Celebrate World Jaguar Day on April 10th!