Saturday 10 May 2014

Mothers' Day- The Jaguar Mom

The bite of the Jaguar has been recorded to be the strongest among cats, about twice as strong as that of a lion. Its jaws are also the second strongest pairs of all mammals, after the Spotted Hyena. This property enables this big cat to deploy a hunting method that is unique among felids- biting through the skull between the ears, directly piercing the brain. This technique is used specifically to kill Capybaras. 

How the jaguar mom still manages to carry her little furballs without even a scratch, beats me! No wonder this formidable yet soft-hearted predator is revered in Mesoamerican cultures.

Happy Mothers' Day to all moms, tame and wild!

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