A jaguarundi is a Texas animal that has become endangered. They have a terrifying scream

The jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi syn. Herpailurus yagouaroundi), also called eyra cat, is a small-sized wild cat native to Central and South America. In 2002, the IUCN classified the jaguarundi as Least Concern, although they considered it likely that no conservation units beyond the mega-reserves of the Amazon basin could sustain long-term viable populations. It is probably extinct in Texas. Its presence in Uruguay is uncertain.  In some Spanish speaking countries, the jaguarundi is also called "gato colorado", "gato moro", "león brenero", "onza", and "tigrillo", leoncillo. Leoncillo means little lion. The Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of its common English and Portuguese name is IPA: [ʒɐgwaɾũˈdʒi]. It is also called gato-mourisco, eirá, gato-preto and maracajá-preto in Portuguese. "Jaguarundi" comes from Old Tupi yawaum'di.


The jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi syn. Herpailurus yagouaroundi), also called eyra cat, is a small-sized wild cat native to Central and South America. In 2002, the IUCN classified the jaguarundi as Least Concern, although they considered it likely that no conservation units beyond the mega-reserves of the Amazon basin could sustain long-term viable populations. It is probably extinct in Texas. Its presence in Uruguay is uncertain.

In some Spanish speaking countries, the jaguarundi is also called "gato colorado", "gato moro", "león brenero", "onza", and "tigrillo", leoncillo. Leoncillo means little lion. The Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation of its common English and Portuguese name is IPA: [ʒɐgwaɾũˈdʒi]. It is also called gato-mourisco, eirá, gato-preto and maracajá-preto in Portuguese. "Jaguarundi" comes from Old Tupi yawaum'di.

The jaguarundi has short legs, an elongated body and a long tail. The ears are short and rounded. The coat is unspotted and uniform in color, with, at most, a few faint markings on the face and underside. The coat can be either blackish to brownish grey (grey phase) or foxy red to chestnut (red phase); individuals of both phases can be born in the same litter. It has a total length of 53 to 77 cm (21 to 30 in) with a 31 to 60 cm (12 to 24 in) long tail, and weighs 3.5 to 9.1 kg (7.7 to 20 lb).

Source: Wikipedia


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