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- Country reported: Peru
The yama puma is described as being twice the size of a jaguar and entirely black, with large greenish eyes. It is nocturnal, and is said to only attack humans during the night.
George Eberhart speculates that it may be a melanistic jaguar of puma. However, these animals are too small, and the puma does not roar. A melanistic jaguar's spots are also always visible from certain angles.