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Puma (Cougar)

Puma © Fundacion Jocotoco
Puma concolor
Class: 
Mammalia
Order: 
Carnivora
Family: 
Felidae
IUCN Red List status: 
Least Concern

Description

Protected by the following WLT projects:

The Puma, also known as the Cougar or Mountain Lion, has two colouring phases: brown and grey. Pumas vary in size, with the smallest animals occurring at the tropics. The typical body length is 1 to 1.9 metres.

Threats and Conservation

Pumas have been hunted as they are regarded as a threat to livestock. Pumas are classed as extinct or very rare in North America and are considerably reduced in other parts of their range.

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