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Jaguarundi
(YAG-oo-ar-un-dee)

GenusHerpailurus
Sub-Species
H. yagouaroundi (jaguarondi)
H. yagouaroundi yagouaroundi
H. yagouaroundi ameghinoi
H. yagouaroundi cacomitli
H. yagouaroundi eyra
H. yagouaroundi fossata
H. yagouaroundi melantho
H. yagouaroundi panamensis
H. yagouaroundi tolteca


Other names= Jaguarondi, Otter Cat, and Weasel Cat
Weight= 16 pounds
Length= 26 inches
Tail= 18 inches
Status= 4 subspecies endangered
Habitat= lowland forests, scrub and chaparral
Behavior= hunts by night and by day in the afternoon, from the ground.
Diet= mainly birds and the occasional rodent.


Location= South America