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Inca City Was Designed In The Shape Of A Cougar

pumas are also known as cougar cats

The grace and power of the cougar have been widely admired in the cultures of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. The Inca city of Cusco is reported to have been designed in the shape of a cougar, and the animal also gave its name to both Inca regions and people. Animals always played an important role in the myths of the Incas and especially the Snake, the Puma and the Condor. They represent the underworld, the world of men and the upper world. These animals are wonderfully processed in an...

A Symbol Of Strength

Jukani jaguar

In Central and South America, the jaguar has long been a symbol of power and strength. The jaguar is a common symbol of strength and power in central and South America. Like the lion in Europe and Africa, jaguars were associated with royalty and strength and bravery in warfare. In Maya civilization, the jaguar served to communicate between the living and the dead as well as protect the royal household. The Maya, known for their aggressiveness and brutal treatment of captives, saw these powerful...

Cougars Are Great Mothers

cougar cat

Cougars are also known as pumas. Female cougars are fiercely protective mothers, and have been seen to successfully fight off animals as large as grizzly bears in their defence.

Leopards Are Oppertunists

the eye of spirit

Leopards are opportunistic hunters. Altough mid-sized animals are preferred, the leopard will eat anything from dung beetles to 900 kg male giant elands!

They Grow Darker When It's Cold

white tigers playing

White tigers have enzymes in their fur which reacts to temperature causing them to grow darker in cold.