Photo of Jaguarundis



The Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) is a medium-sized wild cat with a slender, elongated body and a uniform coat ranging from gray to reddish-brown. Native to Belize, these cats exhibit adaptability to various habitats.

Interesting Facts

  • Scientific Name: Puma yagouaroundi
  • Habitat: Inhabits forests, grasslands, and scrublands in Belize, showcasing versatility in their chosen environments.
  • Diet: Primarily carnivorous, feeding on small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
  • Behavior: Diurnal and primarily solitary; known for their excellent climbing and swimming abilities in Belize.

The Belize Zoo Trivia

  • The jaguarundis at The Belize Zoo are: Nina, Shadow, Buster, and Cornellia. -Their favourite enrichment items include feathers, and cardboard boxes sprayed with special scents.

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