Jaguarundi looks like a little cougar, only much more friendly and completely picky about food.
Jaguarundis lead a diurnal lifestyle.
Seeing such a cat somewhere in the woods among the grass, one would think that this is a cougar cub or an overgrown marten. Jaguarundi has the size of an ordinary home cat, but with this, it is much longer and more flexible.
These cats are brown and bright red, they were even previously divided into two separate species. The jaguarundi has a long body, similar to the body of a marten or weasel.
It is interesting that the mini-cougar (namely, the cougar is the closest relative of the jaguarundi, despite the enormous difference in size) is completely picky about food.
If a lizard runs along the row, then it is excellent, if a Guinea pig is caught – great, and if there is no one in the circle, then bananas and vineyards will also fit.
Sometimes in Panama, jaguarundis operate with local monkeys and together they carry out a raid on plantations of banana and figs: monkeys pick fruits on trees, and cats pick up everything that fell to the ground.
It is not easy to determine by the sound of the jaguarundi: these animals can make a number of completely different sounds from the usual meow and purr, to the bird’s whistle and chirp.
Unlike most representatives of the feline family, jaguarundi lead a diurnal lifestyle, and therefore they are always surrounded by an abundance of sounds in nature, so they gradually adjusted and adapted to emit such sounds.
Jaguarundis are of no value to hunters, but in the United States, their population is rapidly declining, as the forests in which these animals live are disappearing.