Compare Jaguar vs Alligator Fight

By | October 10, 2014

Who will win the fight between Jaguar and Alligator?

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Jaguar Vs Alligator, Fights are very much popular among all the wild animals, few are very popular whereas few are not yet been noticed. This post is about a fight that is of Jaguar and Alligator but first of all we will check out the information about both the animals. Jaguar is another big cat species after lion and tiger that come under Panthera genus. After tiger and lion Jaguar is the third largest cat in the western hemisphere.

Jaguar is quite similar to leopard by physical appearance but Jaguar is much larger than the Leopard. Like all other animals female jaguars are 10-20% smaller than the male jaguars. Jaguar’s average weight is between 56–96 kg whereas the heaviest Jaguar till date was of 160 kg. There is a fact that makes Jaguar different from leopard and that is its tail. Jaguar has the shortest tail amongst all the big cats and its tail is of 18 to 30 in (45 to 75 cm). At the age of 2 year only female Jaguar reaches to the stage of sexual maturity whereas the male Jaguar reaches the stage of maturity at the age of three to four.

Alligator is a type of Crocodile that comes under crocodilian genus. Alligator is of two types one is American and another is Chinese. An adult American Alligator weigh around 790 lb. (360 kg). But the largest Alligator till date is of 14 ft with weight of 990lb (450 kg), Chinese alligators are comparatively smaller than the American Alligators. Chinese Alligators are of 6.9 ft (2.1m) in average and weighs around 45 kg. Alligators are found in America and China only. Chinese Alligator is listed in extremely endangered species and are now found in Yangtze River Valley only. American Alligators lives in clean and fresh water like rivers, ponds, lakes and etc.

Jaguar Vs Alligator Comparison

Jaguar Vs Alligator Comparison

The fight between these two animals is unusual and both the animals are dangerous for each other. Mostly Jaguar is found dominating as it is an animal and Alligator is a reptile. Being a reptile Alligator can’t use its legs in the fight whereas Jaguar can do so. Both the animals bite really strongly and forcefully so that another get injured badly. As the American Alligators are huge in physic so sometimes it becomes dominating over Jaguar.

Like all the big cats Jaguar is also keen in attacking so chances winning is more for the Jaguar. The fight between Jaguar and Alligator is a fight of Jaws versus paws fight. Jaws are of the Alligators and Paws are of the Jaguar. Alligators are strong by their jaws and Jaguars can use their paws as well as jaws. It will be quite interesting to watch the fight between an animal and a reptile but few lucky people can evident this kind of fights.

Isn’t it amazing guys? Yeah, it is as fight between Jaguar and alligator is uncommon because both the animals are totally different by appearance, physic and habits. Fight between lion and hyena is common in forest but fight between Jaguar and Alligator is something new to know about. I hope this information regarding the fight of Jaguar and Alligator must have helped you out in knowing something different.

In America jaguar use to hunt alligators which means they are the predators and alligators are prey for them but competition become tuff when large alligator is there so at last I would say jaguar will win the fight against alligator.

There are many fights and facts about various animals those are still unknown for you all. We are just trying to make you aware of all these animals and their fights. If you have some extra information regarding any wild animal you can share it with us. Wildlife lovers are very much inclined towards every kind of activities of wild animals including their fights.

24 thoughts on “Compare Jaguar vs Alligator Fight

  1. Anonymous

    jaguar hunt alligator for food so there is no chance of winning for alligator against the apex predator of america jaguar

  2. Janindu galaxy

    Jaguars are known to kill and eat Ceymon Crocodiles in south america.Caymans and alligators are almost the same size.So the Jaguar is capable of killing an alligator.

    1. Orcacrusher333

      First of all jaguar can only annoy a caiman with its bite due to the caiman’s.strong skin. Get this caiman has 2125 psi and jag has 1100 psi. If a caiman the.jag.would be bitten in half. Alligators and claimants are not the same size. Alligator is 15.feet caiman is 4 feet

      1. James W.

        Are you a reptilian?
        Your brain works like one, you have no idea..

        Wild cats dominate reptiles, from tiny desert cats
        who hunt snakes & lizards, through leopards & jaguars
        who habitually kill the largest snakes, lizards, turtles..
        ( jaguars have the teeth to bite right through turtle shells)
        ..& prey on local crocodilians..

        The biggest meanest cats, lions & tigers – even punish large
        crocodiles, who must learn, at an early stage of development,
        not to try & match reaction speeds & deadly weaponry power
        with such cats.. if they want to live a long life.. & they know
        & certainly do remember that fear.. if they want to survive..

  3. Sydney Russel

    It depends on the size of the Alligator. There is no way a Jaguar is going to take down an Alligator weighing near 1000 lbs. It’s just not going to happen. Jaguars are smart. They will not try to tackle a giant like that. If the Alligator gets hold of the Jaguar it’s lights out.

  4. sara

    I would be for the beautiful Jaguar as I think cats are incredible animals, and that includes the small house cats. I have 4 cats & they are part of my family – they’re funny, entertaining, loving, & very smart. I think all cats are intelligent.
    I would not like to see a Jaguar or other wild cats be killed by a predator of any kind… especially I don’t like Leopards killed by man for their fur!
    Alligators, I do not like!!! ughh!!

      1. James W.

        They sure do..
        They feel pain.. & recall it as fear..

        Check out that video of that crocodile,
        with that big bold, & dominant boss lion roaring..
        .. a loud & proud challenge – to try it on & die..
        & right in his face – straight down that crocodiles throat..

        That crocodile knew what that power meant, as a thug,
        & it was his fear of it – that forced him to back down..
        he knew he’d better back down, or be beat down..
        & flayed, like a.. bee-atch..

  5. JaguarsAlawaysWinOrAtLeastThat'sHowItShouldBe

    It depends on the size of the Alligator. There is no way a Jaguar is going to take down an Alligator weighing near 1000 lbs. It’s just not going to happen. Jaguars are smart. They will not try to tackle a giant like that. If the Alligator gets hold of the Jaguar it’s lights out.

    Thats right Sydney Russel. The Jaguar is an amazing animal that could beat a leopard or a lioness in a fight.

    with all due respect:


  6. Aka

    This is like, funny. Jaguar would kill alligator without hesitation. Probably wouldn’t win against nile croc or saltwater croc, but a alligator is screwed against a jaguar. It also depends on which type of alligator, American or chinese jaguar would kill both.

  7. Aka

    Yo, oracrusher333, you’ve got that wrong. Jaguars hunt and kill caiman for food.

  8. rob

    American Alligator gets the jaguar in a death roll. Game over

  9. rob

    Cayman rarely exeed 7 foot in length. An American crocodile can grow to 15 foot. It’s no contest. Do some freaking research morons.

    1. AP

      By all means, please check my post ( it is the latest one). Jaguars are capable of hunting Black Caiman which can reach lengths of 20 feet.

      Sure, a large Alligator could contend with a Jaguar in water. But how is it suppossed to catch the Jaguar on land when the Jaguar is many times faster?

  10. Aka/Tony

    Jaguars got it in the bag. Jaguars hunt black caiman, which are bigger than alligators. Jaguar also has the ability to crack the alligators skull, which would instantly kill him. Also jaguars used to hunt alligators when they roamed North America (not so long ago) but due to habitat loss and hunting, they’re extinct from North America.

    1. James W.

      Wrong again kid..
      Jaguars do still live in North America..
      ..recently a prime male specimen was observed on the prowl in CONUS..
      ..having crossed the border from Mexico.. hopefully some females will join him..

  11. Jacob renji koshy

    Jaguars are notorious for killing a different kind of crocodilian, caimans so even though alligators are bigger than caimans I bet that it will require the same technique pounce on the alligator and deliver a death bite to the skull. So the jaguar would win

  12. Prejay

    LMAO! That Alligator in that video which was posted on YouTube is still relatively small in size. A fully grown Alligator Vs A Fully Grown Jaguar, and then see what the actual result will be.
    A Fully Grown Alligator Will Have That Jaguar, No Contest!

  13. Aka/Tony

    yeah, I’ll be laughing you’re ass off when you find out that you’re wrong.

  14. AP

    Well, it’s no secret that Jaguar’s prey on Caimans in South America. Granted, these Caimans don’t exceed 7 feet in length – however, there are records of Jaguars single handedly taking down Black Caimans. Black Caimans can easily reach lengths of 20 feet.

    For this scenario, lets take a large Alligator (~15 to 20 feet) against a large Pantanal Jaguar.

    If the fight takes place on land, even against a large Saltwater Crocodile, my money is on the Jaguar. Why? Rob mentioned that an Alligator could rip of a Jaguar’s limbs using it’s death roll. While this is true, on land, the Jaguar would be too fast and agile for the Alligator to achieve this. The Alligator would get tired of trying to catch the Jaguar, and build up lactic acid. Then, the Jaguar would pounce on the Alligator, and go for the nasty skull bite.

    In water, a large Alligator might win because the Jaguar won’t be as fast or agile (despite being a good swimmer), and it would kill the Jaguar using a death roll.


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