The Jaguar (Panthera onca) is the ultimate Amazon predatortop of the food chain and among the largest living cats. These animals are revered by local tribes, a sentiment not shared by hunters who treasure the spotted pelt. Jaguars rarely venture into the trees, but they often hunt close to water for large terrestrial animals such as peccary, deer and capybara. They will also take birds, fish, turtles and smaller mammals. The jaguar is endangered so you are very unlikely to see one in the wild. This photo was taken at Leticia Zoo, Colombia.