The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas. The jaguar's present range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico in North America, across much of Central America, and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina in South America.
The jaguar is the third largest cat specie in the world. This spotted cat closely resembles the leopard, but is usually larger and sturdier. The jaguar enjoys swimming and is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain.