Jaguars were another favorite animal of Pablo Escobar. The lithe and muscular spotted cat is a fearsome predator native to Central America and the southern portion of North America. They are a threatened species and suffer from habitat loss from human activity. They've also become a favorite animal for drug kingpins and their zoos. One raid on a drug mansion in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood uncovered two black jaguars, two lions, two Bengal tigers and a monkey, all well-fed and likely cared for by a personal veterinarian.