- We had reached Mexico's Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, home to jaguarundis, ocelots, margays, pumas, and jaguars.
- In size and marking it looks very much like a leopard, although the jaguar is the much heavier animal, weighing up to 34 kg.
- The big cats you find outside Africa include tiger, jaguar, leopard, cougar and Iberian lynx.
- Both leopards and jaguars have a similar brownish yellow base fur colour, which is distinctively marked with dark rosette markings.
- In the event that it decides to develop the area, there will be serious risks to the health and long-term survival of the region which is home to jaguars, pumas, tapirs and many more endangered species.