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The jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) or eyra cat is a small wild cat native to southern North America and South America. The jaguarundi has short legs, an elongated body, and a long tail. It has a total length of 21 to 30 inches with the tail taking 12-to-24 inches of that length, and weighs 7.7 to 20.1 pounds. The coat can be either blackish to brownish-grey (grey phase) or foxy red to chestnut (red phase); individuals of both phases can be born in the same litter. The two color phases were once thought to represent two distinct species: the grey one called jaguarundi, and the red one called eyra. The jaguarundi is closely related to the much larger and heavier cougar, having a similar genetic structure and chromosome count. 

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What We Know So Far

  • At least nine people’s deaths have been attributed to Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean islands.
  • All of Puerto Rico has lost power according to the island’s Office of Emergency Management.
  • The storm made landfall in Puerto Rico on Wednesday morning and is located 35 miles southeast of San Juan with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. Wind gusts are expected to be much higher.
  • Maria on Tuesday became one of the most intense hurricanes by central pressure ever recorded in the Atlantic basin.
  • “We have not experienced an event of this magnitude in our modern history,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said.
  • Parts of the Caribbean, including the British Virgin Islands, are still reeling from the deadly and destructive force of Hurricane Irma.
  • Here’s our earlier reporting on the lead-up to Maria.

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