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

Puma Facts

Puma Facts

- The puma is also known as the cougar or mountain lion

- The puma is the largest of the small cats.

- The puma holds the Guinness world record for the animal with the greatest number of names; it has over 40 names in English alone.

- The puma has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from the top of Canada to the bottom of South America.

- The puma is one of the only cat species native to Canada.

- Pumas can run at speeds of 35 miles per hour.

- Pumas typically ambushes its prey by leaping onto them and delivering a bite to the neck.

- Pumas have the proportionally largest hind legs of any cat.

- Pumas have a vertical leap of 18 feet.

- Pumas have a horizontal leap of 20 to 40 feet.

- Pumas primarily eat cattle, deer, elk, horses, moose, and sheep.

- While the puma is a large predator, it usually is not the dominant predator in its area: it has to compete for food with the bears, jaguars, and wolves.

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