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Puma

Common Name Puma

Scientific Name Puma concolor

Species Mammals

Family/Group Cats

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  • 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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Description

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.

Habitat

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