Beautiful photo of the puma showing the long legs and long tail

Beautiful photo of the puma showing the long legs and long tail

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This is an excellent photograph of the puma, commonly called the mountain lion or cougar, showing the long legs and long tail. The long legs provide leverage quick acceleration while the tail provides assistance to maintain balance as the cat jumps and weaves across difficult and rough terrain while catching prey or trying to evade a hunter. The puma has a similar anatomy to the cheetah and is able to sprint very quickly over relatively short distances.