Category: Jaguarundi

Escaped pet jaguarundi in western Massachusetts

Jaguarundi sighting in western Massachusetts

I recently received an interesting email from John Goodnough who lives in western Massachusetts, USA. His email is immediately below, word for word. John is a thoughtful person and in my view his conclusions...

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Jaguarundi range (distribution) 2022

The Jaguarundi range is marked in purple on the maps below. They are copies of the IUCN Red List map or and accurately prepared map based on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™...

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20 facts about the jaguarundi

Here are 20 facts about the jaguarundi. The intention is to keep things short and concise for ease of reading and quickness of learning. As at 2002, little was known about the jaguarundi. There...

Jaguarundi in Peru

What does ‘tigrillo’ mean?

“Tigrillo” can mean at least two things! It can mean a high-energy coastal breakfast from South America with a bite made with green plantains. It is a traditional breakfast recipe from Ecuador. But note...

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Are there jaguarundi in Arizona?

If you are lucky enough to see a jaguarundi in Arizona it will be an escaped captive animal. It will not be a genuine wild cat living in the wild in that state of...

How much does a jaguarundi eat?

How much does a jaguarundi eat?

The jaguarundi eats about 105 grams of food per day on average. This is 3.7 ounces. Neither my books nor the Internet tells me in terms of weight how much a jaguarundi eats per...

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Are there jaguarundi in Florida?

Officially, there are no jaguarundi in Florida as the map below shows: Anecdotally, you will hear about sightings of jaguarundi in Florida from time to time. Perhaps there are some in this sunny state...

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Are jaguarundi dangerous to humans?

Are jaguarundi dangerous to humans? Under nearly all circumstances in the wild jaguarundis are not dangerous to humans as they are small wild cats. They’d normally run a mile from humans. There have been...

Jaguarundi cub making extraordinary sounds

Are jaguarundis nocturnal?

Are jaguarundis nocturnal? No, they are not exclusively nocturnal. Jaguarundis have been recorded moving around and hunting at all times of the day and night (sources: 1, 2 and 3). However, it appears that...

Jaguarundi distribution

Why is the jaguarundi endangered?

In 2019, the main threat to the jaguarundi is habitat loss and the fact that its distribution is fragmented and in these fragmented areas the population sizes are low. It is said that none...


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