The South American cougar (Puma concolor concolor), also known as the Andean mountain lion or puma, is a cougar subspecies occurring in northern and western South America, from Colombia and Venezuela to Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
Does Brazil have mountain lions?
In Brazil the mountain lion is currently considered endangered (Bernardes et al., 1990), although it cannot be considered so under IUCN criteria (IUCN, 1994, Nowell & Jackson, 1996). The global range of the mountain lion is estimated to be 17,120,00 km2 (Nowell and Jackson, 1996).
What big cats are in Brazil?
The felines found in Brazil are the jaguar, the puma, the margay, the ocelot, the oncilla, and the jaguarundi.
Is it rare to see a mountain lion?
Population estimation models are based on numerous long-term studies of lion populations, their prey, and habitat mapping. Based on the best available data at this time, the Mountain Lion Foundation believes the mountain lion population in the United States is unlikely to exceed 30,000.
Are Pumas monogamous?
Females are sometimes reported as monogamous, but this is uncertain and polygyny may be more common. Copulation is brief but frequent. Chronic stress can result in low reproductive rates in captivity as well as in the field. Only females are involved in parenting.
Is a Puma a big cat?
Perhaps the closest “big cat” relation to the cheetah is the cougar, also known as the mountain lion, panther or puma. The cougar, like the cheetah, is the lone living member of its own genus Puma, and not a big cat at all.