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Baby Jaguar's Roar
Baby bear scared
Airdate Sunday, October 16, 2005 (UK)
Monday, June 5, 2006 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, June 13, 2006 (VHS and DVD)
Friday, April 17 2009 (Canada)
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 4
Episode 12 (aired)
8 (produced)
Written by Leslie Valdes
Storyboard by:
Miyuki Hoshikawa
Jim Schumann
Janice Tolentino
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Dora's First Trip (airing order)
Save Diego! (DVD/production order)
Best Friends (UK airings)
Go, Diego, Go!: Baby Jaguar to the Rescue (chronologically)
Next Boots to the Rescue (airing order)
A Crown for King Juan el Bobo (production order)
Dora's First Trip (UK airings)

Baby Jaguar's Roar is the 12th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 4.

In production order, it's the 8th episode of Season 4.



Baby Jaguar was playing with his best friend Baby Bear when suddenly Swiper scared him away and now he is stuck on a ledge atop Big Mountain - and the ledge is cracking! With Baby Jaguar leading the way, Dora, Boots and Diego race to the rescue! We’ll move like jaguars through the Jungle, swim like jaguars down Río Rápido, and climb like jaguars up Big Mountain.


Dora, Boots, and Diego were seeing the animal rescue center's baby animals. Then, Diego picks up a baby bear and explains to them it is a baby spectacled bear, and they call him Baby Bear. Then, they hear a "mreow-mreow!". Baby Jaguar appeared. Diego tells them facts about jaguars while Baby Jaguar goes over obstacles. Then, he jumps into Diego's arms and they hug each other. Baby Bear finds a ball and Diego explains that the ball is Baby Bear's favorite ball. Baby Jaguar and Baby Bear start playing together with the ball, and Diego says that Baby Jaguar and Baby Bear are best friends. Suddenly, they hear Swiper The Fox. Dora, Boots and Diego stop Swiper from taking Baby Bear's ball away, but Baby Bear gets scared and runs away. After Swiper disappeared, Baby Jaguar realizes that Baby Bear had run off. With help from Map, the four realize that Baby Bear was stuck atop Big Mountain. Map explains that to get to Baby Bear's rescue, they have to go through the jungle and down el rio rapido (the fast river).

When Dora, Diego, Boots, and Baby Jaguar get to the jungle, Diego tells Boots that they have to be careful because there are snakes, crocodiles, and coyotes in the jungle. So they decide to ask another animal in the jungle for help, a frog appears, and they follow its croak ("ribbit-ribbit") to get through the jungle.

Then, they check Map to find out where to go next. They went through the jungle, so next they have to go down el rio rapido (The fast river).

When they got to the river, they find a raft. The four put on their lifejackets and helmets, hop into the raft, and they go down the river. They get around some big rocks and get away from a crocodile, Suddenly, a giant wave flows up. They crouch down low to try and stay in the raft. As they go over the wave, Map gets knocked out of Backpack and floats away in the water. Baby Jaguar rescues Map and brings him back. Then, they check him to find out where to go next. So far, they went through the jungle and down El Rio Rapido. They find out that next, they have to get to Big Mountain.

When they got there, Baby Jaguar climbs up Big Mountain to save Baby Bear. Baby Bear becomes glad to see Baby Jaguar, but his rock begins to crack! Baby Bear is going to fall! Baby Jaguar tries to warn Baby Bear. Boots gets an idea, Baby Jaguar can roar to tell Baby Bear to jump! However, Diego says Baby Jaguar has never roared before! So, they help Baby Jaguar roar for the first time ever. Baby Jaguar did so and roared very loud and Baby Bear jumps. Then when he got down, he was okay and wanted to play Ball with Baby Jaguar. Dora checks Backpack for Baby Bear's ball. And they play with the ball and had fun. Baby Bear is so happy that all of his friends have helped him today.

See also[]

Baby Jaguar's Roar/Transcript

Places in this episode[]

  1. Jungle
  2. El Río Rápido (Spanish for "Fast River")
  3. Big Bear Mountain (referred to as just "Big Mountain")


Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from top right)[]

  • Yellow ball
  • Purple ball
  • Red ball with green polka dots (correct item)
  • Blue ball with yellow stripe
  • Pink ball with red polka dots
  • Orange ball

Listen to the sounds[]

First paths[]

  • Snake hissing on green path
  • Crocodile chomping on red path
  • Frog croaking on yellow path

Second paths[]

  • Coyote howling on red path
  • Snake hissing on blue path
  • Frog croaking on green path
  • Crocodile chomping on yellow path


  • Baby Jaguar comes with Dora, Boots, and Diego to rescue his friend Baby Bear.
  • This is the 90th episode of the show.
  • The episode's title spoils the climax, just like the Go, Diego, Go! episode, Pampas Cat and Friends Help the Rescue Center.
  • Isa, Benny, Tico, Alicia, the Bobo Brothers, and Click, don't appear in this episode.
  • This is the second episode El Río Rapido was a location, the first being Save Diego!.
    • Coincidentally, both of these episodes (this and the aforementioned episode) were put together on the Animal Adventures VHS and DVD.
      • However, in Save Diego!, it was the first location, whereas it was the second location in this episode.
  • In this episode, Baby Bear is dark brown, but in Meet Diego!, Baby Bear was light brown. It may have been a different bear with the same name.
    • Baby Bear's sounds have also changed. Instead of realistic growling noises, he now simply says "Grr, grr."
  • This is one of few episodes where Map's zoom-wipe effect is used after telling the viewers to go to the first and last locations.
  • Dora, Boots, and Diego don't sing the Travel Song, Al Rescate, or Una Adventura in this episode, they instead sing Moving Like a Jaguar.
  • This is the second and last episode to find Azul. The first was Whose Birthday is It?.
  • This episode premiered in the UK exactly 2 years after "What Happens Next" premiered on Nickelodeon.
  • This is the fourth episode to feature the giant magnifying glass during the Map segment. This also occurred in ¡Por Favor!, Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine, and A Crown for King Juan el Bobo.
  • This episode premiered (on Nickelodeon) the same day as The Shy Rainbow premiered in the UK and Canada.
  • Additionally, this episode premiered in Canada the same day Save Diego! premiered in the United States.
  • This marks the first time the exact same correct path is used during a listening for sounds scenario, the next being Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine.
  • This episode marks the longest it took for Backpack's segment to occur before We Did It.
  • This is the final episode to feature Baby Jaguar's normal meowing sound. Beginning in Go, Diego, Go! (starting with Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale), Baby Jaguar's meowing is overlaid with a realistic growling sound.
    • This is also Baby Jaguar's final appearance before the spinoff premiered of having his voice to speak.
  • This episode aired the same day the countries of Serbia and Montenegro declared their independence from Yugoslavia, making the country completely extinct.
  • Map only zoom wipes in the first and third segments after telling the viewers to go to the first location and the destination.
  • This could be Dora's version of Baby Jaguar to the Rescue as it is a prequel to that episode, because Diego is voiced by Gabriel Alvarez instead of Jake T. Austin and Baby Jaguar does not speak yet and neither the Animal Rescue Center is updated.
  • This episode (in US airings) premiered 4 days before the 2006 FIFA World Cup commenced in Germany and the same day that The Shy Rainbow premiered in the UK and Canada.
    • Additionally, Dora's Super Soccer Showdown, which will later be released on this exact day in 2014 also premiered before the World Cup began that year, except it was one week away.
  • This episode premiered on Nick Jr the same day as Rainforest Rhapsody.


  • When Dora, Boots, and Diego stop Swiper from swiping Baby Bear's ball, Baby Bear runs behind a tree but when they wonder where he went, he somehow gets very far away so quickly to the Big Bear Mountain where they go to find him and it is unknown how he got to Big Bear Mountain in a very short amount of time even though he just went behind a tree after Swiper scared him.
  • There were only three lifejackets on the boat, one for each of Dora, Boots and Diego, and it is unknown how Map managed to have one on. However, there are some episodes where Map wears something to fit the theme. It is possible that he has a small kit with all his theme outfits, including his pirate outfits, cowboy hat, medieval hat (outfit from ¡Por Favor!), Halloween ghost costume, etc. (it is unknown where he would keep it) and a lifejacket is in it.
    • Although Map wrings himself dry, in real life, a piece of paper usually breaks down (and can rip easily) once it gets wet (although here it doesn’t apply due to cartoon logic, or possibly he's an enchanted map).
  • The helmets in the boat were not seen when Dora, Boots, and Diego put on their lifejackets and it is unknown where they (the helmets) came from.
  • Diego was holding the oar to row the boat when the gang travels El Río Rapido. However, when Map falls out of Backpack while Dora, Boots, Diego, and Baby Jaguar were crouching down to get over the big wave, Diego's oar vanishes and he is seen holding Dora's back. The oar reappears after Map falls into the water. It's possible he put it down in the bottom of the boat which made it hard to see.

Character Find[]

Azul the Blue Train

Dora the Explorer Season 4
Star Catcher | Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera | Big Sister Dora | Super Babies | Catch the Babies | Dora's Got a Puppy | Dora and Diego to the Rescue! | A Crown for King Juan el Bobo | The Mixed-Up Seasons | Dora's Dance to the Rescue | Dora's First Trip | Baby Jaguar's Roar | Boots to the Rescue | Dora's World Adventure! | Star Mountain | Baby Crab | La Maestra de Música | Dora Saves the Mermaids | The Shy Rainbow| Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine | We're a Team! | Save Diego! | Swiper the Explorer
* - Denotes held-up episode