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The black jaguar, panthera orca, was a symbol of power for the rulers of Mesoamerica over many centuries. The fur is black owing to a genetic mutation, i.e. an absence of yellow pigment. It inhabits rain forests, deciduous-tree forests, bushes, plains and riparian surroundings. It roars as a territorial delimiter. It may breed at any time of the year with gestation about 100 days. They usually bear 2 cubs but may deliver up to 4. Height up to 60 cms! Life span in captivity can be 22 years. Its favourite prey are young tapir, peccary, deer (and tourists ;-)). The phrase for black jaguar in Mayan is Ek' Balam, and uploads from there commence on the morrow.

This photograph is framed by the chain-link fence of the Parque La Venta in Villahermosa.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 957] (1979)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-01-28
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/5.9, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-07-08 4:15
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