Tagged: South America

Picture of a melanistic jaguar

Jaguarete – mystery cat?

The jaguarete is better spelled with an accent acute over the last ‘e’ like this: jaguareté. This means it should be pronounced: jaguareteh as in saying ‘eh you’ or ‘Eh? What’s this?’. I don’t...


How you say ‘oncilla’

So, what is the oncilla? The first point to make is that you do not capitalise the name because it is not a proper noun like the name of a place. This is a...

Wild Cat Species of South America

The wild cat species of South America are listed below with distribution details. South America occupies 17,840,000 km², some 12% of the world’s land surface (6,888,062 square miles). South American geography contains great diversity...

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