Puma ( Felis concolor )
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The Puma can be found throughout the entire America from north to south. It is the most widely distributed cat animal of all the New World mammals. Its colour may vary from yellowish to brownish. Its agile and muscular body is up to 200 cm (6.6 feet) long with a tail measuring up to 80 cm (33 inches). Pumas weigh 35 – 105 kg (77-320 lb).
Felis concolor inhabits many regions but prefers mountain areas. There it finds enough food when hunting. Puma is a truly hunter using its muscular body with powerful legs and sharp claws. It can easily jump over 2 metres high and its running speed is also remarkable. Climbing trees is also not a problem.
Its diet consists of small mammals, deer, large birds, rodents, fish and antelopes. The pumas breed all year long and generally the female puma litters 3 cubs on average. The small young are spotted but after a certain period of time they lose these spots. Pumas are one of few cat predators without any spots when mature.