Jaguar and Prey

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Who knew that jaguars were such good swimmers? This guy glides along like a ninja, and the caiman on the shore has no idea until it's too late. Luke Dollar of National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative narrates footage taken in Brazil's Pantanal wetlands. I saw the prey referred to as a crocodile elsewhere, which made me wonder whether caimans were alligators or crocodiles. According to Wikipedia, a caiman is a "alligatorid crocodylian," which means yeah, it's one of them. -via Viral Viral Videos

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Wow this is amazing. I always thought that caiman and gharial were in the same family as crocodile but they are each in their own family, and the gharial is the only surviving species in the family gavialidae.

You learn something new every day.
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Jaguars also have the strongest bite of any cat, allowing it to force its teeth right through that caiman's skull. A tiger only has about half the bite force.
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