In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a jaguar in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about Jaguars
Jaguars are big cats, or felines, and are part of the Panthera family of cats, along with the leopard, lion and tiger, that is between six and 10 million years old.
Jaguars commonly lived in areas of the Southern United States and Mexico, as well as Central America, Paraguay and north Argentina, but have not been seen in the US since early in the 20th century.
Did you know?
- Jaguars resemble the leopard, bur are usually more stout and larger.
- Large male jaguars have weighed as much as 350 pounds; about the same weight as a lioness or tigress.
- The jaguar is primarily a loner, with the exception of a mother and her cubs.
- Jaguars can roar like other big cats.
- A jaguar will mark its territory with urine, feces and scraping trees.
- Jaguars are strictly meat eaters that have a preference for large prey.
- The jaguar will stalk and ambush its prey, rather than chase it down.
In pre-Columbian times, the jaguar was a long-held symbol of strength and power, as a protector, ruler, warrior and companion in the spiritual world. Today, populations of jaguars are quickly declining.