Gulf Coast Jaguarundi

Herpailurus yagouaroundi



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The Gulf Coast Jaguarundi lives in Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. They are listed on the endangered species list in Arizona, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Texas. They live in tropical areas and lowland areas close to water. They are very good swimmers so they eat fish, rodents, armadillos, rabbits, birds, and reptiles. We are the jaguarundi's main predator.

They are on the endangered species list because we keep destroying their habitats. It is being cleared to make room for farming and for more room to build houses.
We could put them on a preserve somewhere where they wouldn't get out and people weren't allowed in. I also read somewhere that jaguarundi's live longer when they are in captivity, so we would try to have some in zoo's and try to get them to breed.

· http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/agarman/jundi.htm
· http://research.biology.arizona.edu/mosquito/willott/323/project/endcats/Jagundi.html
· http://earthsendangered.com/profile-217.html
· http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Jaguarundi