|Mulac the Jaguar, moving to the Brevard Zoo in Florida|
|Tikal the Jaguar, coming from the San Diego Zoo|
Jaguars are an endangered species with estimates indicating that more than 10,000 still exist in the wild; however their numbers are rapidly decreasing as a result of habitat destruction and illegal fur trade. In appearance Jaguars are often confused with leopards – both cats have a similar brownish/yellow base fur coloring that is marked distinctively with spots – the jaguar’s spots are rosettes, which are spots within spots. Jaguars are stockier, have larger heads and shorter tails. They weigh 80-130 pounds and can live about 11 years in the wild and up to 22 years in captivity.