SCIENTIFIC NAME: Yagouaroundi
RANGE: Southern Texas and coastal Mexico through Central and South America and east of the Andes. It can be found as far as south and northern Argentina.
- Their habitat is lowland bush areas close to source of running water, and may include anything from dry thorn forest to wet grassland.
- They feed on small rodents, birds and reptiles.
- Unlike many other cats, jaguarundis are primarily diurnal.
- They have a gestation period of 70 to 75 days.
- The liter size is 1 to 4 cubs.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Panthera onca
RANGE: Found in southern United States, Mexico, Central America and South America exept Chile and Uruguay.
- Considered the larges feline of America.
- They like to live in waterfalls and jungles.
- Their special characteristic is their large rossette pattern that has a black spot inside of each. This spots are the main difference between jaguars and leopards.
- Colour morphism occurs in the species. A near-black melanistic form occurs regularly.
- They have a gestation period of 101 days, nursing 1 to 4 cubs.
- They are carnivores and live and hunt alone except for mating pairs or females with cubs.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Puma concolor
RANGE: Found in Canada, United States, Mexico, Central and South America except Uruguay.
- They live from deserts to thick rainforests and cold forests.
- They are often known as cougar or mountain lion.
- Their scientific name means one color.
- They are nocturnal animals and most active at dawn and dusk.
- They feed on birds and small mammals.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Leopardus weidii
RANGE: Found in southern Mexico, all through Central America and east of the Andes in South America.
- They live in dense forests from tropical evergreen forests to tropical dry forests and high cloud forests.
- They have been seen in coffee and cocoa plantations.
- They are primarily nocturnal and stay out of reach by climbing trees.
- They are of solitary nature with the adults only commonly meeting to mate.
- They use scent marking to indicate their territory including urine spraying and leaving scratch marks on the ground or branches.