The Jaguarundi is native to forests of Central and South America. Other scientific names include Herpailurus yagouaroundi, Felis yagouaroundi, Felis unicolor and others.
It is the size of a small domestic cat with a disproportionately small head and ears. It has a uniform
colour without spots (kittens have some spots on the underside) and can be charcoal grey, brown or reddish brown.
Siblings can be either grey, brown or reddish brown in the same litter.
Despite the "Jaguar" in its name, it is closely related to the much larger Puma (Cougar). It is generally solitary and hunts mainly by day.