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Argentine Cougar

Argentine Cougar

Scientific name: Puma concolor cabrerae

The Argentine cougar, commonly known as puma is a subspecies of cougar native to western and central Argentina. It weighs between 32–82 kg (70-180 lb). In San Guillermo National Park, 80% of their diet are vicunas, while 11% is from mice and 9% from hares, they also prey on guanaco. When harassed by Andean condor, they may abandon their kills, which cause them to kill 50% more prey than North American cougar.

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Puma - The Mountain Lion

The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as puma is a large cat of the family Felidae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the second heaviest cat in the New World, after the jaguar. (Source: Wikipedia)