Cheetahs, jaguars and leopards and other animals of the cat family are among the most confusing animals and most people can’t differentiate them. And if you are one of those who can’t tell a jaguar from the rest of the cat family members this is the article for you. You will now have the basic characteristics of the Jaguar as well know how a fight between the jaguar and the eagle would end.
Facts about Jaguar
Jaguars are the third largest cats in the world. A jaguar’s fur is orange or tan-orange with black spots. This gives the animals the beautiful look it always possesses. Jaguars weigh 45 to 113 kg and have a length of 240 cm from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. Adults of a jaguar don’t like interacting with each other and if they are going to do so they do when mating or defending their territories.
Just like most cats jaguars have their territories marked with scratch marks or urine sprays on trees.
Facts about Eagle
Eagles are not new to most of us. They have earned themselves a lot of respect and fame and have been incorporated into many flags and logos all over the world. But what makes this bird this famous? Eagles are famous for their impressive hunting skills. They are able to take down an animal far much larger than their size. They have been spotted killing animals such as goats, deer, and even snakes.
Eagles are mainly favored by the ability to detect prey from large distances. An eagle can detect a prey from a kilometer or two away while in the air. At this great height, the prey won’t notice the presence of the eagle until the eagle itself launches the attack. The eagle is capable of flying at very high speeds in the air and can also swim in water for a short distance.
This helps the eagle while hunting preys that live in water such as fish and water snakes. The golden eagle is capable of gliding at a terrifying speed of 320 km/hr. At this speed, they are able to catch the prey when it list expects it. The eagle is also capable of carrying a large prey, three times larger than its own weight. Thanks to its powerful talons.
The eagle has extremely powerful talons which are used to hold the grip while hunting. The eagle’s talons are very powerful compared to the human grip. Their grip is about 400 pounds per square inch. The human hand is less than 40 psi thus making the eagle’s talons ten times more powerful than the human hand. Coupled with its sharp claws, the eagle’s talons can be very dangerous to its prey. The eagle also has a heavy sharp and strong beak for ripping off meat from the prey.
Eagles have large wings which give them the power to carry a large prey after hunting. The Philippine eagle has a wingspan of about 180 to 220 cm. This makes it the largest eagle in the world. With this size and wingspan, the Philippine eagle is able to feed on large prey such as the monkey large snakes and flying squirrels. The eagle is also capable of flying great distances without flapping its wings.
Fight between an Eagle and a Jaguar
Even though the eagle has great and impressive hunting skills, thinking of taking down a jaguar can be quite hard by the eagle. When in a good position the jaguar is capable of biting off the eagles head or talons due to its powerful jaws.