Although the jaguar and leopard look very similar to each other, they are two different animals. Both cats are spotted; however, if we examine them carefully, we can understand that the way the spots are arranged varies. A close look will revel that the ring of spots of the jaguar, known as rosettes, have another spot inside.
However, leopards do not have these. While the jaguar’s tail is shorter, the leopard’s is longer. There is a difference in size too. While both animals are similar than lions and tigers, a jaguar is slightly larger than a leopard. jaguars are found in southern US and Central and south America. Leopards are aplenty in Africa and Asia.