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Jaguarundi

Herpailurus yagouaroundi

Description:

Camera trap of our semi-arboreal cat. LC according to those in the know, but we've only seen this one so far and it made us whoop. Gradually ticking off all the mammals that are 'supposed' to be here.

Habitat:

Forests, genarally. Have quite a large range, covering a lot of S. America. Have been seen way up in the trees but spend a lot of their time on the forest floor.

Notes:

OK. I've put up the cheating, cropped one.

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12 Comments

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 8 years ago

Excellent!

kalpak
kalpak 9 years ago

Wow!! Brilliant Capture

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Hi ccm7, Juan's right, the jaguarundi is quite different from the jaguar. I'll add a link so that you can find out more about these cats. It is assumed that the amazon is crawling with them, so despite habitat loss and being hunted for their fur they are listed as 'Least Concern' by IUCN.

It is not a jaguar, its a rare cat specie that lives in the amazon region too.

julia11cc
julia11cc 9 years ago

I've never seen a jaguar,So cool!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

I know, it's a shame they're not as well known as the other cats. Turns out they're LC too, not NT.

hayde
hayde 9 years ago

What a catch! I have never heard of these until now :)

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

I have now added the cheating, cropped shot

great photo, its a extremely difficult animal to capture

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What a beautiful creature! I think the shot could be improved by a little cropping though!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

I don't know what are you talking about because I like what you captured! :)
We call it "Onza" in Colombia.

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Not a spectauclar shot, but there's only one other Jaguarundi on here and I think they deserve a bit more attention.

SantaLuciaReserve
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Nanegal, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 14, 2011
Submitted on Nov 14, 2011

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