The silent Hunter Puma
Puma is known as many names, such like Mountain lion, Cougar, Catamount. It is a graceful large cat, which belongs to felinae family. It is recorded to Guinness Book of World for its highest number of names in different region, well in English it has 40 different names. This creature is also a member of American animals, habitual range from Canadian Yokoun to Southern America. This animal are silent hunter.
The most interesting thing is this large cat considered in small cat family, where there life span is about 8-20 years. This large cat about 6 to 8 feet large on average, 50 to 80 kg in weight. This fourth heaviest cats are powerful with their sharp claws and large paws. They can run 80 kilometers per hour and can jump about 15 feet higher by using their muscular hind legs. This legs are strong then front legs.
Pumas are also solitary like other cats, females stay in groups with young called cub. Puma females are sexually matured in one and half year of age, sometimes it takes three years of age. After 91 days of gestation period, one to six cubs born. After born cubs has spots which loses in the age of maturity. This cub’s stay with their mother for two years. Puma mother like to take care of new born.
Pumas are carnivores, eat animals, and hunt down them no matter its large or small. The list is from insects to large ungulates. They are called as ambush killer, stalk in the bushes or trees or rocks, then leap on their prey and have bite attack.
As before said, they are solitary animal, but ignore the places where humans are available. They mark their territory in different ways, like urinate, scrap marking, piling of grass or leaves and urinate them. And the other interesting things, Pumas do not roar.
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