Jaguars are the third biggest of all the big cats: only tigers and lions are bigger. Jaguars are the biggest cat in the Americas (the continents of North and South America combined). Jaguar Information. Jaguars are solitary creatures, each living in its own area, called a territory. Jaguars protect their territories from other jaguars.
The jaguar is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus and is the one cat of that genus found in the Americas. On our planet, only the tiger and the lion are cats larger than the jaguar, and in the Western Hemisphere it is the largest.