How Do Jaguars Mate and Reproduce?

jaguarsJaguars reproduce by the male impregnating the female resulting in one to four cubs. Jaguars mate year-round with no specific breeding periods.

The jaguar’s gestation period lasts about 100 days. After the cubs are born, usually a litter of two to four cubs, the female raises the young on her own. The young are born blind and helpless and stay with the mother for more than 2 years, not leaving the den for at least the first 6 months of life. The male cubs leave the mother’s den first and stray the farthest while the female cubs may settle closer.