Scientific name: Puma concolour

Family name: Felidae

Classification: Mammal

Group Name: N/A strictly solitary

IUCN status: Least concern (population decreasing)

Lifespan: 10 – 20 years

Weight: 29 – 100kg

Length: 200 – 240cm

Top speed: 50mph

Diet: Carnivore: mainly eat large mammals, especially deer, and will also eat coyotes, beavers, porcupines, mice, marmots, raccoons, hares, birds and sometimes grasshoppers. They will prey on domestic livestock, such as poultry, sheep, calves, goats, and pigs.

Habitat: They live in a wide variety of environments including montane coniferous forests, grassland, swamps, lowland tropical forests, dry brush country, and any other areas that offer adequate cover and prey. They use dense vegetation, rocky crevices, and caves for shelter.

Range: From Canadian Yukon through the US, Central and South America to the southern tip of Chile.

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