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The Jaguar is the third biggest Cat in the world behind the Tiger and the Lion and is well known for it's immense power and agility. In fact, the name Jaguar is said to come from the Native American word yaguar which means "he who kills with one leap". Despite their incredible power however, Jaguars have been hunted through the ages mainly for their staggeringly beautiful fur. Although hunting for Jaguar fur is now prohibited, population numbers have declined throughout much of their natural range, with Jaguars having completely disappeared from a number of areas.

I just cannot begin to describe how beautiful her coat is, how powerful and big she was too. You can just see the leopard type markings in her fur around the face area. This was captured on a second visit to WHF in Kent.

Oh check out the focal length, this isn't a crop and this was taken with me holding the camera and moving backwards at the same time........ yep I don't want to get that close to her.....

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