Wow, what an encounter. Drifting in log boat down a river somewhere in the Pantanal (Brazil), I suddenly looked into the face of a female jaguar. It was a short moment of eye-to-eye before the lady followed her cub.
Leopards only feed on meat and are the third-largest feline in the world. Only tigers and lions are bigger, but as everyone knows, they are neither latinos nor gringos. Leopards can be both, as they at least once called almost the entire Americas home.
By the way, Brazil is THE place to go if you want to trace the Jaguar. You will spot it on each on every 50 Real banknote. http://www.bcb.gov.br/?currnotes