Cats You’ve Never Heard Of, Jaguarundi … Or Have You?

Cat jaguarundi nationalgeo

The jaguarundi‘s stubby ears don’t seem very catlike, but its haughty expression will be familiar to many a cat owner. This particular jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi) was resting on the rain forest floor in the Amazon in 2006.

The IUCN Red List sets them as a species of least concern in Mexico down through Central America into South America. However, in the southern U.S., they are considered endangered.

These small cats can weigh between 10 and 20 pounds (4.5 and 9 kilograms).

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