The Jaguar and the Leopard are often confused with one another in zoos. Their coloring and markings are so similar that it is difficult for people to distinguish them. The difference lies in the center of the Jaguars rosettes, because unlike the leopard, the Jaguar has spots inside of its rosettes! The Jaguar is also a much stockier animal than its cousin, with shorter legs and tail – giving it more of a pit bull type appearance.
The name Jaguar comes from the ancient Indian name “yaguar” which meant “the killer which overcomes its prey in a single bound.”
Giclée print using pigment inks on Hahnemühle Baryta FB paper.