Kingdom : Animalia
                     Class : Mammalia
                  Family : Felidae
   Scientific Name : Felis concolor

                 Colour : Brown, Red, 
                                  Yellow, Grey
            Skin Type : Fur
                Size(H) : 1.1m - 2m 
                                 (43in - 78.7in)
                Weight : 67kg - 105kg 
                                  (148lbs - 231.5lbs)

          Top Speed : 45mph (30mph)

           Life Span : 10 - 15 years
Most Distinctive
             Features : Has a solid-coloured
                                 coar of fur
            Fun Fact : Has longer back legs 
                                 than front legs!
  1. Pumas are large secretive cats found predominantly in the mountains of Canada, North and South America.
  2. There are 7 subspecies of Puma varying slightly in color and size.
  3. They have a thick coat of fur to protect them from the freezing temperatures in the mountains.
  4. The color of their fur varies according to their location from brown yellow to grey-red.
  5. They are very powerful and agile and have enormous paws which are huge in comparison to their body size.
  6. They have a very acute sense of sight and hearing making them excellent predators.
  7. Pumas are very adaptable and found inhabiting mountains, forests, tropical jungles, grasslands and even arid deserts.
  8. They are solitary animals known to be very territorial too.
  9. Pumas breed between the months of December and march and the cubs are born after a 3-month gestation.
  10. Puma cubs are born blind and are very vulnerable, they are cared for by their mother for the first year.
  11. They do not have any natural predators except when they are injured or sick, when bears wolves and other pumas may attack them.
  12. Humans have known to hunt them for their fur.
  13. Pumas prey on small animals, sheep, raccoons, goats and livestock.
  14. Interestingly, the powerful paws help them jump up to 20ft in the air.
  15. The reason that they do not belong to the big-cat family is because they cannot roar.
  16. Their numbers have declined due to habitat loss and hunting but their adaptability is helping them sustain themselves.

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