Jaguar. The Panthera onca is the largest wild cat species found in the Americas. The range of this species extends from the southwestern US to northern Argentina and Paraguay in South America.
What two big cats are in North and South America?
North America is home to the:
- Jaguar (Panthera onca) – Inhabits the Southwestern United States down through Mexico and into South America. …
- Cougar (Puma concolor) – the second biggest wild cat in North America. …
- Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) – this wild cat inhabits North America, down through Mexico and South America.
What big cats live in California?
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- Mountain Lions.