Jaguarundi

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British pronunciation/dʒˌaɡɐɹˈʌndɪ/
American pronunciation/dʒˌæɡɐɹˈʌndi/
Jaguarundi
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a small wildcat species found in parts of the Americas, known for its sleek body, short legs, and long tail

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What is a "jaguarundi"?

The jaguarundi, scientifically known as Puma yagouaroundi, is a unique wildcat species found in regions of the Americas. It is known for its slender and elongated body, short legs, and long, slender tail. The fur of the jaguarundi can vary in coloration, ranging from brownish-gray to reddish-brown, and it may have a uniform coloration throughout its body or exhibit a slight color gradient from head to tail. The jaguarundi has a small head with large, round ears and a long, narrow snout. It is an elusive and solitary species, well-adapted for life in various habitats such as forests, grasslands, and swamps. The jaguarundi is a skilled predator, preying on a variety of small mammals, birds, and insects. Its unique appearance and behavior make it a fascinating and lesser-known wildcat species.

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