Jaguar is the large cat from family felidae and it is the third largest cat after tiger and lion in the world which can weigh up to 100 kg with the head and body length of 5 ft 6 inch. Jaguar has the strongest bite force among all big and small cats in the world which helps him to crack or crush the large leatherback sea turtle shell.
Leopard is one of the most numerous cat found in many regions ranging from Africa to Asia on the other hand jaguars are only found in central and southern America. Jaguar is the apex predator and has many preys in jungles through which he survives while Leopard has the strong competitor in both Africa and Asia jungles, in Africa leopard has to face other predators like lions, hyena, cheetah and wild dogs while in Asia he has to face dangerous tiger and bear.
Leopards are very strong as comparing to their physical description because they are short in height but still manages to climb up the tree vertically carrying animal carcass of weight heavier than themselves. Jaguars are physically built very strong with muscular body and like leopards they can climb up the tree but they can’t carry the animal carcass while climbing the tree vertically.
Jaguars can beat any wild animal of their weight and size because they are the world best pound for pound category fighter, though leopards are comparatively small than jaguars but beating leopard is not the easy task for jaguar as leopards are very clever & intelligent.
Both jaguar and leopard are solitary hunters, jaguar hunt and prey on caiman, deer, ungulate, capybaras and anacondas while African leopard prey on antelopes, wild pigs, monkeys, porcupine and sometimes they also hunt African rock python, in Asia leopard prey on chital, barking deer, Capra the wild goat and antelopes etc.
How to identify Leopard and Jaguar?
You can easily identify jaguar and leopard through rosettes, height, head and body mass. Leopard rosettes are densely packed and smaller as compared to jaguar, leopards are smaller than jaguars, jaguar skull is bigger than leopard and leopard possess smaller legs than jaguar.
Now let’s compare leopard Vs jaguar facts and information in given below table on Compare Leopard Vs Jaguar.
Compare Leopard vs Jaguar:
|Average Head & Body Length||5 ft 1 inch||5 ft 6 inch|
|Tail Length||3 ft 1 inch||2 ft 5 inch|
|Average Weight||70 kg||100 kg|
|Area||Africa, South and East Asia||Central America and South America|
|Status||Near Threatened||Near Threatened|
|Average Life Span||14 years||13 years|
Jaguar Vs Leopard Winning Facts:
- Jaguar is taller, longer and heavier than leopard.
- Leopard can climb the tree vertically carrying the animal carcass double of its weight and size.
- Jaguar bite force is more powerful than any other big cats which helps him to crush the bones of other predators and preys with just one single bite.
- Clouded leopard bite force is equal or slightly 0.2% less than jaguar.
- Jaguar has the extremely powerful jaws and muscular body than leopard.
- Leopards are more intelligent & clever than jaguars.
- Jaguars can climb the tree for hunting and unlike other cats this cat love to swim in the water.
According to the experts both wild cats are best pound for pound fighter or hunter but still majority of expertise votes have been with jaguar for the best pound for pound contender.
Head to Head Fight:
In head to head fight between Jaguar Vs Leopard, No doubt jaguar will win the fight whether it is in Africa or America. This going to be very brutal fight between jaguar and leopard, as there is no chance of escape for leopard because jaguars can also climb up the tree because there is the only way of leopard escape. At last I would say Jaguar will win and kill the leopard easily.