What Do Jaguars Eat, And What Eats Them?


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Jaguars are considered apex predators - which means they are at the top of their food chain. They regularly feast on a number of animals living in their habitat, but aren't hunted by other species.

What do jaguars eat?
If you were a jaguar, you might expect to eat any of these animals for dinner:

  • Deer
  • Rodents
  • Capibara
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Cattle and other livestock
Jaguars are very fast and powerful, which means they pretty much control their food chain and ecosystem. Because they are such stealthy hunters, they are often able to sneak up on unsuspecting prey at will.

There are even stories about man-eating jaguars devouring hunters and other people who were unlucky enough to cross their paths. 

What eats jaguars?
As far as I know, there are no animals that actively seek out jaguars to eat. Also, and although human beings are probably the biggest threat to jaguar numbers, I've yet to hear of a restaurant where you can order a jaguar burger and fries!
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Jaguars eat frogs, mice, birds, fish, sloths, monkeys, and turtles. Bigger jaguars and anacondas eat them.
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Jaguars eat rodents, deer, fish, capybaras, cattle, monkeys, big birds, snakes, rabbit, forest pigs, baby crocodiles, turtles, wild boars.

Anacondas can eat them.
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Anonymous answered
Jaguars eat just about everything except plants! Nothing eats jaguars unless they are already dead - then a gorilla might.

Jaguars are on top of the food chain!

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