The FL Puma

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The FL Puma

The Florida Puma

Suvival Technique-The puma hiding in tall trees help it stay away from any preditors.

Pumas eat deer, moose, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer, and caribou in North America. They will also eat smaller animals like squirrels, muskrat, porcupine, beaver, raccoon, striped skunk, coyote, bobcats, other mountain lions, rabbits, possums, birds, and even insects, snails and fish.

Some of the Florida Pumas in small areas in southern Florida. It can be found in the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Hunting killed most of them. There are currently fewer than 100 pumas in Florida. The Florida Puma is an endangered species.

Female pumas give birth to one to three babies that are known as kittens or cubs. Cubs are spotted with blue eyes. Maternal dens are usually caves or other covered areas to protect the cubs from predators. They start hunting small prey on their own by the time they become 6 months old. Cubs leave their mother and establish their own territory by 2 years of age. The life span of an adult puma is 12 years, approximately. The Puma is a mammal and so they do not lay eggs,

The Puma is a large, slender cat, tawny and whitish colored cat. The tip of the tail, back of the ears and parts of the face are dark brown or black. Kittens have black spots on thier backs until they are 9 to 12 months old. They are on average 188 centimeters and 32 to 45 kilograms for females to 220 centimeters and 50 to 72 kilograms for males. The front paws widths of adult panthers can be from 4 to 5 centimeters and 5 to 6 centimeters for females. It is often mistaken for the smaller bobcat a the Florida Panthers.

Map Of Where Pumas Live

(Puma concolor coryi)

The Puma has well adapted to the Florida Everglades. The pumas territory overlaps with human property .

The puma doesnt have any predators because its at the top of the food chain, and it is a predator to many animals.


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