This video has been making the rounds on social media lately, so you may have already seen it. But I had to share it here.
A group of tourists in the Brazilian Pantanal filmed a jaguar diving underwater to kill a caiman. These South-American relatives of the alligator are the apex river predator where they are found, so for a jaguar to take one on in its domain shows how remarkable Panthera onca is.
If you watch closely, you can see that the jaguar dispatches the caiman by biting into its neck vertebrae. This is one of their killing finishing techniques. The other is biting straight through their prey’s skull. No other big cat regularly does this.