The Onça Pintada (Panthera onca), onça, jaguar ou jaguaretê . The names “jaguar” and “jaguaretê” have origin in the Guarani language jaguarete. In maia mythology, although a sacred animal, it was hunted as a symbol for festivities. It is a compact and well-muscled animal with significant variations in size: weights are normally in the range of 56–96 kilograms. Like all cats, the Onça Pintada is an obligate carnivore, feeding only on meat. It is an opportunistic hunter and its diet has 87 species. The Onça Pintada prefers large prey and will take deer, capybara, tapirs, peccaries, dogs, foxes, and sometimes even anacondas and caimans. However, the cat will eat any small species that can be caught, including frogs, mice, birds, fish, sloths, monkeys, and turtles.