- The puma has the largest geographic range of any land mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
- The Puma concolor is known by a variety of common names through its vast range including puma, mountain lion and cougar.
- In North America, scientists have found puma home ranges that varied in size from 12 - 398 miles.
- Pumas are threatened by extensive habitat loss and fragmentation through their range, as well poaching of some of their prey species.
- The puma is the second heaviest cat found in the Western Hemisphere. Only the jaguar is heavier.
- Pumas are known for their ability to hunt large prey. In the Chilean Patagonia, pumas hunt guanacos as well as smaller animals like the European hares.
- Guanacos live in South America and are found in the countries of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.
- The gestation period for the guanaco is around 11 months and they live to be up to 15 to 20 years old.
- The main predators of guanacos are the puma.
March 13, 2013