by Alexander Nzube Muoka
My Favorite Animal: The Puma
Powerful & Fast
Pumas are powerfully built, with large paws and sharp claws.They have very strong hind legs, and are the 4th heaviest cat in the world. Pumas can run up to 80 km/h(50 mph) and can jump as high as 4.6 meters (15 feet).
Pumas are carnivorous predators and they pursue a wide variety of prey. They are known for their ability to hunt large prey. In Chilean Patagonia, pumas hunt hunt guanacos.
Pumas Start to hunt for their own food at the age of 6 months. When they are 2 years of age, they live their mother to establish their own territory.