Jaguarundi is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
Jaguarundi has shoulder-length gray hair that fades into a lighter color at the end of it. In the front, there's a black band with a triangular end, and three small stripes similar to the pattern found on a real Jaguarandi. She has yellow irises with highlights, indicating that her animal species is not extinct. She has a white dress shirt with dark green sleeves with a ribbon of the same color, and a skirt of the same color. She has dark gloves and thigh-highs, both of which fade to a lighter color at the end. She has black boots with ribbons. Like all Friends, she has traits of the animal species she belongs to, most specifically in her case, the tail and ears of a Jaguarundi.
In Real Life
The jaguarundi has short legs, an elongated body, and a long tail. The ears are short and rounded. The coat is without spots, uniform in color, with, at most, a few faint markings on the face and underside. The coat can be either blackish to brownish-grey or foxy red to chestnut; individuals of both morphs can be born in the same litter. It has a length of 53 to 77 cm with a 31-to-60 cm-long tail, and weighs 3.5 to 9.1 kg.
It occurs from southern Texas and coastal Mexico in the north, through Central and South America east of the Andes, and as far south as northern Argentina; its habitat is lowland brush areas close to a source of running water, including dry thorn forest to wet grassland. It also occassionally occurs in dense tropical areas.
Jaguarundis are primarily diurnal, being active during the day rather than evenings or night. They are comfortable in trees, but prefer to hunt on the ground. They will eat almost any small animal they can catch, typically catching a mixture of rodents, small reptiles, and ground-feeding birds. They have also been observed to kill larger prey, such as rabbits, and opossums.
Although they seem to be somewhat more gregarious than many other cats, willing to tolerate the close presence of other members of their species, in the wild, they are generally encountered alone, suggesting a solitary lifestyle.
Jaguarundis make an unusually wide range of vocalisations, including purrs, whistles, yaps, chattering sounds, and even a bird-like chirp.
- In some Spanish-speaking countries, the jaguarundi is also called gato colorado, gato moro, león brenero, tigrillo, and leoncillo.