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Also known as cougar or mountain lion, the puma is a large wild cat native to the Western Hemisphere. Pumas can be found in a variety of habitats across North and South America, including forests, mountains, swamps, or deserts. Adult pumas are brown in color and reach a length of about 4 feet (1.2 meters), not including their long tail, and their weight averages 136 pounds (62 kg).

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