Argentine cougar

The Argentine cougar, commonly known as puma (Puma concolor cabrerae) is a subspecies of cougar native to western and central Argentina.[1] It weighs between 32–82 kg (70-180 lb). In San Guillermo National Park, 80% of their diet are vicunas, while 11% is from mice and 9% from hares, they also prey on guanaco.[2] When harassed by Andean condor, they may abandon their kills, which cause them to kill 50% more prey than North American cougar.[3]


  1. ^ "Cougar Subspecies". Panthera Corporation. Retrieved March 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Study Subjects: Vicunas and Pumas Wildlife Ecology in San Guillermo National Park". University of Wyoming. Retrieved March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nuisance Ecology: Do Scavenging Condors Exact Foraging Costs on Pumas in Patagonia?". PLOS. January 3, 2013. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053595. Retrieved March 9, 2015. 
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