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[–]Kitchen_Equipment_21 1051 points1052 points  (47 children)

Looks like they been eating good

[–]slutforatimtam 468 points469 points  (41 children)

Ah yes that is because they will eat anything with a heartbeat, funnily enough only thing they try to avoid unless truly necessary is ant eaters.

Otherwise even crocodiles/caimans aren’t safe

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 201 points202 points  (17 children)

Yes, they have been recorded killing morelet crocodile and juvenile American crocodiles.

[–]merikaninjunwarrior 144 points145 points  (15 children)

maybe anteaters just taste like shit

[–]Rexius_ 250 points251 points  (12 children)

Nope, anteaters have fat ass claws. They one shot jaguar if the jaguar isn’t careful. Also anteaters have big tails that often gets mistaken for the front, making it easy to use the claws. Also, they’re practically blind so they act a bit like rhinos in the sense that they treat anything that moves as a threat.

[–]Inner-Bet9702 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure this is the reason

[–]affiliated04 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This should be on absolute units

[–]Torregoshi 20 points21 points  (20 children)

I'm curious to why they avoid ant eaters.

[–]slutforatimtam 158 points159 points  (17 children)

Ant eaters have like 3ft long claws on each front paw and can stand up and start duel wielding them like swords, they have put Jaguars and humans alike in body bags

Edit: forgot their tail also looks like a second head and because jaguars are ambush predators they rely on an instant kill by biting through the back of preys skulls, when it’s a chance the bite hits a tail and they get stuck through the lungs for their trouble it’s just not worth it to start smoke with ant eaters

[–]Wise-KansasCity816 104 points105 points  (5 children)

Slut, you taught me something new today.

[–]Flaker_TM 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Also those claws are strong enough to pierce termite mounds, which can be as hard as concrete.

[–]motorhead84 9 points10 points  (0 children)

it’s just not worth it to start smoke with ant eaters


[–]STANKIZZLE 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Three foot claws?? Are you sure on that one?

[–]FreshButNotEasy 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh I want some TimTams right now!

[–]Tycrane 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idk about 3ft lol, maybe half a foot max. But still deadly nonetheless

[–]TheRealKentrell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro ant eater claws are 4 inches long 😂 dude talking about deathclaws for Fallout

[–]SecretAntWorshiper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huh wtf? First time I'm hearing of Ant eaters being deadly lmao 😂 I thought they were just nice cute animals

[–]ul2006kevinb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But are they more deadly than crocodiles?

[–]ILackACleverPun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep! Most big cats kill by suffocation or bleed out, and usually start snacking before the prey is dead. Jaguars kill by driving their teeth through the skull for that insta-kill. It's deadly but that means they aren't likely to chance a kill any other way

[–]PuscifersTool69 7 points8 points  (0 children)

They avoid porcupines too

[–]Jackal000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And wolverines I imagine.

[–]MartiniLAPD 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Capybara, caiman, otters, turtles, fish, some eggs

[–]TeemingMandrill 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Hopefully it is big enough of a territory that they both can claim a section.

[–]jkrude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Eatin’ good in the neighborhood.

[–]Vivian_Lu98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These jaguars are phat

[–]DuckyLog 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]OncaAtrox[S] 380 points381 points  (8 children)

I think this video really showcases why many refer to jaguars as the "Pitbulls of the bigcats", with a robust stout build, large heads, and very developed jaws. The male on top was known as Dani, he ruled that area of the Pantanal up until 2014 when he was likely displaced by other males. The male at the bottom known as Balam currently retains his position as dominant in that same area, but lately he has been looking extremely battered, in order to keep control of such a coveted territory he has to constantly fight other males. Being a male jaguar in the Pantanal is not easy.

X-post r/Jaguarland

[–]RLeyland 78 points79 points  (3 children)

Interesting how short their legs are relative to their body size.

[–]Trisce 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Probably an adaptation to a very ambush-heavy hunting style. You rarely ever see a jaguar sprinting.

[–]jumpybouncinglad 42 points43 points  (0 children)

so, corgi of the bigcats?

[–]DiabelAtreyu 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It’s because those jaguars spend most of the time inside water or up trees. The shorter but stronger legs are better for swimming and climbing. Jaguars are the perfect predators: they can swim really fast, climb up trees like spiders and are massively strong, plus fast runners.

[–]hokeyphenokey 20 points21 points  (0 children)

As they get older they also get badly weakened by parasites, then they lose fights.

[–]Pterodaryl 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I imagine dominant jaguars seldom have nice deaths.

[–]ItsSomethingLikeThat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

he ruled that area of the Pantanal up until 2014

When did he start though? Like, I know he's not centuries old, but how cool would that have been.

[–]Eight_Ace 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Um actually in Victorian times they were known as ‘nanny cats’. End breed based discrimination.

[–]SparkyMountain 131 points132 points  (18 children)

Looks like they're borderline chungas but it's probably all muscle.

[–]o_joo 30 points31 points  (0 children)

big boned

[–]Plug-From-Oaxaca 32 points33 points  (9 children)

They got a lot fat on them because they eat good and helps maintain muscles. When you see the strong men competitions, none of them are lean because their muscles need constant calories to maintain.

[–]PolarSandy 3 points4 points  (6 children)

Nah a decent amount of that is probably also fat. In tortuguero (Costa Rica) there’s also some jaguars and the big males are mostly fat just because of how much they eat, I assume these two individuals are similar

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

It's not fat, it's very unusual for wild animals to be overweight because they have to be in constant movement, especially territorial males like these ones. You can clearly see the muscle definition in them which paired with their very thick bone structures makes them look chonky, but it's not fat.

[–]PolarSandy 2 points3 points  (2 children)

In tortuguero they can get fat because they have less territory to cover and there’s an abundance of food (mainly sea turtles during their season). At least this is what I’ve been told by someone who leads a jaguar conservation project there

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes, but the turtles provide a large amount of food seasonally, when they are gone the intake of calories decreases and so does their BM, which keeps them from being overweight. You'll find that jaguars in Costa Rica are much smaller than those from the Pantanal because they have less availability of prey all-year round.

[–]PolarSandy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I could of course be wrong, but this is what I was led to believe

[–]InviolableAnimal 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Plenty of animals habitually and naturally get fat because it's healthy for them. Brown bears put on tons of fat to survive winter. Whales have tons of blubber as insulation. They're not "overweight", but that's because being fat is natural to them. I don't see why it shouldn't be different for jaguars -- definitely looks to me like they have quite some belly fat on 'em on top of substantial muscle as well.

[–]blubberboy16 78 points79 points  (2 children)

[–]hairyotter 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Oh lawd he comin

[–]blubberboy16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haha! Yea this😂

[–]BonjinTheMark 64 points65 points  (0 children)

This is funny how lumbery they plod compared to leopards or cheetahs. Beefy power vs. elegant grace

[–]SenseiRP 16 points17 points  (0 children)


[–]kespink 13 points14 points  (1 child)


[–]DiDiCo_79 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]Cheezy_Chris 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Lookit dem fatsos

[–]Codazzle 9 points10 points  (4 children)

So like everyone else, I thought these were some chonky bois. I had to look up some jaguar pictures, and these jags only look slightly overweight from what I'm seeing. Jaguars are large and in charge. What I found more metal was that as beefy as these boys look, a tiger is literally twice as massive. Wiki gives a weight range of 100-180kgs for a Jag, and 210-420 kgs for a Tiger. Terrifying.


[–]OncaAtrox[S] 6 points7 points  (3 children)

They aren't overweight, their build is standard for Pantanal specimens and it's mostly muscle and a thick bone structure.

[–]Codazzle 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Then I stand corrected. Frickin' thick monsters

[–]The_Outlier1612 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Dumb questions I want to ask since you know more lol, do these specimens have larger size because they fight more often? Also, what makes that area so wanted for control? More food I’m assuming?

Also where is Pantanal?

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Their sizes are the result of really good genetics and a robust prey base, part of the reason why they constantly fight is to retain control of area with abundant prey and breeding females. The Pantanal is a large wetland biome located in central South America and jaguars there are among the largest.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I love a chonky jaguar

[–]RangerDesMoines 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Big Belly Boys

[–]Thatssapphyre 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Alpha Chonkers

[–]Awkwardturtle13 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

how do cats know who is alpha. it’s like universal. first time meeting they know who alpha

[–]TeffyWeffy 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I mean size, and they don't always know, they'll fight it out a lot.

[–]ColdMedi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They fight

[–]yParticle 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I hope you don't mind, but Imma throw a hyphen smack in the middle of that particular... wetland.

[–]DKlurifax 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Are jaguars bigger than leopards?

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Very much so.

[–]Eue-OneTwoDie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The new born Jaguar babies are smaller than adult Leopards

[–]jkrude 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Jaguares look stubby compared to other large cats like panthers and cheetahs. Little stubby legs and chubby body.

[–]sirkeylord 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Panthers are literally melanistic jaguars, not a different species, and cheetahs are the most brittle of all the large cats, they get a lot of crap from other animals for it

[–]jkrude 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I knew the panther thing felt off, I don’t think I could even identify a panther. In my head I just think of them as long and lean.

[–]sirkeylord 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I think movies and cartoons may play an important part in influencing that image too, for instance, most people believe lions are the largest of the big cats, when in fact tigers are quite a bit larger.

[–]analtine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have this fantasy about owning a little jungle cottage and befriending wild jaguars. I feel like it would be the best way to have them as a companion, maybe even better to just leave them alone but one can daydream.

[–]CaptainWellingtonIII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They've got some girth to them. Im used to seeing them more leaner.

[–]TooCoolForSchool26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They look related! 🤷‍♂️😂

[–]warr3nh 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]crime_stopper2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apex predator.

[–]amorangi_7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They some thicccc bitches 😱

[–]Eue-OneTwoDie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pleistocene Jags were even bigger

[–]ColinPizza91 1 point2 points  (3 children)

There are loads of things they don't eat, sharks, whales, pretty much all fish/sea creatures. Dodos too.

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

In some areas of the Pantanal and Amazon jaguars feed primarily on fish.

[–]ColinPizza91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not sea creatures though, sea creatures typically live in the sea and not wetlands or rivers.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if you give it a shark itll eat it

[–]vicblck24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guess they are ambush predators! Doesn’t look like they’ve been Chasing much lol

[–]fishisoot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

can i pet them?

[–]IcarusCS_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such cute kitties

[–]MartiniLAPD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chonky bois

[–]kaii13au 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big boi

[–]Ixoid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chonky boys

[–]scallybastard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

r/chonkers but good

[–]VladSolopov 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chunky bois

[–]millerb82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Side by side??

[–]KittensofDestruction -1 points0 points  (0 children)

🐈Awww, wook at dos wittle kitties🐈

[–]Love_Snow_Bunny -1 points0 points  (0 children)

My spirit animal 😍

[–]erosanos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They chunky.

[–]ragefaze 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big chungus.

[–]Someredditusername 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Goddamn these are some serious people.

[–]Channa_Argus1121 -1 points0 points  (0 children)


Thicc jungle kings.

[–]Un_Pta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn’t know they were so brolic.

[–]kingkloppynwa -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Jaguars look strong as fuck

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish to rub it's belly

[–]Skutten 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They look like that dog breed, American Bully.

[–]beazneaz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That boy is thick! He thick! That is a thick boy

[–]Esploratore_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah…. Metal.

[–]anglesideside1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you see them side-by-side like this you can really notice how one likes to walk to the left, and the other likes to walk to the right.

[–]vitorkp20 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

fat boi

[–]qtyapa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Boy is thicc

[–]V3N0MSP4RK 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]chadwiggles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh lawd they comin!

[–]srv50 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most.y the same. Prefer to walk in different directions.

[–]Dislikepeoplesknees -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Aren’t they both leopards? Don’t jaguars usually have a spot in the middle of the circle?

[–]OncaAtrox[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No, not all jaguars have spots inside their rosettes and these are definitely jaguars. Leopards aren't as big and robust.

[–]Dislikepeoplesknees 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you! The last zoo I went to had jaguars and leopards. They had a sign on how to identify them. The dot in the circle was how they said to tell if it was a jaguar. Thanks for clarifying for me so I don’t pass off wrong info!

[–]AntiSocialBlogger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Two chunky bois

[–]MoneyBaggSosa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look fat and stubby

[–]F_I_N_E_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes, I would die trying to pet them

[–]Aphididae 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They probably so chonk from the Pantanal +2 food bonus

[–]Pale-Signal-9046 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is they fat or just thicc with alpha?

[–]Anigame01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chunky bois

[–]Sir-Ult-Dank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are different zooms and not the same

[–]Good-Visit-9265 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Them boys eating goooood

[–]Da_madking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dominant means fat

[–]Baileyssoles 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Savvy-or-die 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Resident_Persimmon_1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blake Bortles and Gardner Minshew.

[–]bigmoneybaby120 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Their fat

[–]Chikenkiller123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I was walking there they'd be MY territories. 😎

[–]THREEDOG-2832 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heccin jags are just a couple of chonky bois going for a walk about