Sunday fun Facts
This post is sponsored by SAASA and Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
Fun Facts about Puma's
Puma/Cougar Latin name: Felis concolor
DID YOU KNOW?
One of the most obvious reasons as to why this large and powerful feline is not classified as one of the world's 'big' cats is that Pumas are not able to roar.
This is something distinctive to
the 'big' cat family as no other feline is able to do so.
The powerful hind legs of the Puma are so muscular that they not only allow them to
pounce on and secure their prey, but they are also able to leap enormous distances of up
to 6 meters.
Pumas are good swimmers, but they’d rather not get in the water because they don’t seem
to like being wet.
Even though we hear it a lot in movies and on TV, pumas don’t make that "wild cat scream"
very often. More common vocalizations are whistles, squeaks, growls, purrs, hisses, and
They are listed in the Guinness Book of Records because they have such a large variety of
common names (40).
This may sound strange, but there are many similarities between Pumas and Cheetahs.
Young Puma kittens are also spotted and as they grow into adulthood loose these spots.
They are also the second fastest cat in the world and although they do not reach the
120km/h that Cheetahs reach, they reach 90 km/h ins a chase.
They are agile tree climbers and will usually pounce on their prey from within trees as well as stalk them from behind brush or grass.
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