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Pumas adapt behaviour to save energy

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    23rd Aug, 2020
  • As per a new study, Pumas have an ability to assess their surrounding terrain and accordingly use a suitable walking gait to conserve energy.
  • The cats travel more slowly while ascending or descending mountains to conserve energy.
  • Puma is also known as mountain lions or cougars.
  • It is the top feline predator, native to North and South Americas.
  • Its native range is diminishing due to increasing agriculture and urbanisation.
  • Threats: Road collisions, fires and poaching of their wild prey.
  • IUCN status: Least Concern

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