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Common Name Puma

Scientific Name Puma concolor

Species Mammals

Family/Group Cats



  • Sjbs wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

    I saw one in July of 2003+/- in San Juan Del Sur. We stayed a block or two from the ocean, where we could walk to a place to have dinner. It was late at night, and I was sitting on the balcony of where we were staying. It was this golden color, like in the photo, easily the size of a large golden retriever or bigger jumping from balconies to rooftops across the street from me. It was going back up the street moving away from the ocean. It was huge, & big enough to eat a baby. The hotel/hostel owners son was also still up, & encouraged me to come in w him to watch a movie instead of sit out there. I couldn't believe what I saw!

  • kashaiia wrote on Oct 22, 2015:

    I love cats man.dont know why.

  • HAS wrote on Jan 8, 2015:

    It would be nice if you would put the status of these animals on the image. (If they are endangered or not and it what part of the country they live in.

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With a brown, cream, or yellowish pelage the adult puma is the second largest catlike species in Nicaragua. Measuring up to two meters and weighing from 80-180 pound the puma is, just like the jaguar, an important predator in the Nicaraguan ecosystems, maintaining the natural equilibrium.


Pumas are virtually extinct in the Pacific side of Nicaragua and they can only be found at the Atlantic side in large forested reserves like Indio Maíz Biological Reserve, Cerro Silva, Wawashan, or Bosawás Biosphere Reserve.

Nicaragua Animal Guide