Jaguars have an expansive range, from the Southwest USA to Patagonia. In the USA they have been sighted southwest of Tucson, AZ at approximately 4,000 feet elevation. They occupy a variety of habitats, but generally occur in well-vegetated areas. They are the third largest cat in the world, jaguars may weigh up to 300 pounds and are strong swimmers and climbers. Populations have been greatly reduced in areas where humans have settled.
You can help us bring Jaguars and other species back from extinction by supporting The Living Desert’s conservation efforts through the adoption program. Together we can save and protect wildlife around the world.