Cheetahs are the most distinctive of the three. They are very lean in appearance, with long tails. They have black “tear marks” that run from the inner corner of their eye down the side of their nose. Their coat has plain spots:
Leopards are more muscular looking, with shorter legs. Their coat features rosettes:
Jaguars are bigger still and have a more stocky appearance, with a certain squareness to their head. Their coats feature small spots inside their rosettes:
Aha! One of my favorite topics. =p
Of course, cheetahs always have such an obviously different body structure from jaguars and leopards. But I always remember with pride the day I was first able to tell apart leopards and jaguars properly. :)
Reblog if you suffer/suffered from one or more of the following: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, dermatillomania, trich, or any other mental illness.
“Because if this is gonna be a Christian nation that DOESN’T help the poor, either we’ve got to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that he commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition — and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”—Stephen Colbert (via glamaphonic)