Jaguar is the South American only living felid of genus Panthera and it is the world 3rdlargest cat after Tiger at first and Lion at second. Jaguars can weigh up to 100 kg with the total head & body length of near about 5 ft 2 inch to 5 ft 9 inch. It is the largest cat in North and South America.
Bengal Tiger are the most numerous tiger sub species in the world especially found in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh but still they are in the list of “endangered animal” as declared by IUCN. They love to live in lush green forest where they can ambush and hunt its prey, they are very good swimmers unlike other big cats excluding jaguar who is also very good swimmer.
Jaguars are found in central and South America especially in Mexico, Brazil and Peru. Like tigers, Jaguars are also the solitary hunters who love to hunt and live alone in the jungle of Amazon.
Though Bengal tiger has the advantage of weight and length over South American Jaguar but still American jaguar has some advantage over Bengal tiger that jaguar can climb the tree like leopard which Bengal tiger can’t do.
Bengal tiger feed on chital, wild pigs, gaur, water buffalo, Nilgai, wild boar and they also feed on small mammals like porcupines, hares and goat & on the other hand American jaguar feed on adult caiman, pig, tapir, large rodent, cattle, ungulate, capybaras and fox etc.
Now let’s compare tiger and jaguar physical measurement, diet and habitat in given below table on compare Bengal tiger vs Jaguar.
Compare Bengal Tiger Vs Jaguar:
|Average Head & Body Length||6 ft||5 ft 6 inch|
|Tail Length||2 ft 9 inch||2 ft 5 inch|
|Diet||Chital, Wild Pigs, Gaur, Water Buffalo, Nilgai and Wild Boar||Adult caiman, Tapir, Large Rodent, Ungulate, Capybaras and Fox|
|Average Weight||210 kg||100 kg|
|Area||India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan||Central America and South America|
|Average Life Span||10 years||13 years|
According to size and weight Bengal tiger is far stronger than American jaguar, Bengal tiger is also very intelligent than jaguar because of larger cranial volume and brain. Looking at the prey both jaguar and Bengal tiger feed on dangerous animals, Jaguar also feed on other natural predators like wolf, fox, caiman, anaconda and alligator in Central & Southern America on the other side Bengal tiger is also known for killing other natural predators like Leopard (very much similar to jaguar), Bear and wolf. Knowing this you can sense how dangerous Bengal Tiger is.
Both Tiger and Jaguar are the world most dangerous and fiercer wild cats including lion, cheetah, cougar and Leopard. Both can kill his prey with one single bite but due to over heavy size and weight Bengal tiger always has the upper hand over jaguar.
Head to Head Fight:
If there is a head to head fight between Bengal Tiger and jaguar then there is the 100% chance of Bengal Tiger winning but unlike others, jaguar can escape from tiger because it can climb the tree and also swim in water.