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Puma genus that contains the Cougar (also known as the Puma, among other names) and the Jaguarundi.


Pumas are large wild cats.

Puma Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Puma

Other Names: Cougar, Mountain Lion, Panther, and Catamount

Puma in Foreign Languages:

Albanian: pumë
Azerbaijani: puma
Basque: puma
Catalan: puma
Croatian: puma
Czech: puma
Danish: puma
Dutch: poema
Estonian: puuma
Filipino: puma
Finnish: puuma
French: puma
Galician: puma
Georgian: puma
German: Puma
Haitian Creole: puma
Hindi: puma
Hungarian: puma
Icelandic: Puma
Indonesian: puma
Irish: púma
Italian: puma
Latvian: puma
Lithuanian: puma
Macedonia: puma
Malay: puma
Maltese: Puma
Norwegian: puma
Polish: puma
Portugese: puma
Romanian: puma
Slovak: puma
Slovenian: puma
Spanish: puma
Swahili: puma
Swedish: puma
Turkish: puma
Urdu: puma
Welsh: Puma


Conservation Status:
Data Insufficient

Species: The puma has more than 30 subspecies.

Size: Pumas measure 2 to 2.3 feet at shoulders, and weigh 100 to 180 lbs. Pumas measure 3.5 to 5.5 feet. Male pumas weigh more than their female counterparts.

Habitat: Pumas are native to Asia, America and Africa. Pumas in habit areas that are coniferous, tropical forests, swamps or grasslands.

Description: Pumas are large wild cats. They are powerfully built, with large paws, sharp retractable claws.

Behavior: Pumas are most active at dawn and dusk. Pumas may take up temporary shelter in dense vegetation, caves, or rocky crevices.

Diet: Pumas prey on deer, moose, elk and small animals like mice, squirrels, porcupines, raccoons, rabbits and beavers.

Gestation: Pumas carry their young for 82 to 96 days.

Did You Know?

The puma does not have a flexible hyoid and are unable to roar.

Birth: Pumas give birth to 2 to 4 kittens in a litter. A newborn puma kitten weighs 8 to 15 ounces.

Sexually Mature: Pumas become sexually mature around 3 years of age.

Life Span: Pumas live 12 years in the wild. Pumas will live up to 25 years in captivity.

Did You Know?

The puma has the largest range of any wild land animal in the Americas.

Social Structure: The puma is solitary, except during breeding.

Athleticism: Pumas can leap up to 20 feet in a single jump. Pumas can run up to 30 miles per hour.


Puma Gifts




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