Baby Jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

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 With over 600 different species on display, there's always a new arrival at Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium.  And while every baby animal is special, this past month has seen the arrival of 3 truly significant births: reticulated giraffe, tapir, and jaguar cub.
 Jaguars are the largest variety of feline found in the New World and third in size behind lions and tigers.  Males can grow to about 200lbs and are known to have the strongest bite of any feline species.  Their stocky build helps them climb with ease in their preferred rainforest habitat enabling them to stalk and ambush prey animals.  While most jaguars are yellow with black spots, a sizable fraction of the population, like this new cub, is black with black spots.  Jaguars have an extensive range throughout Central and South America and were once found throughout the desert Southwest, including Arizona. While not yet listed as threatened, like many large vertebrate predators across the globe, jaguars face an uncertain future due to habitat loss and fragmentation.  Many are killed as a result of increasing human-animal conflicts over space and resources.

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