Mountain Lion Jose F. (cougar)

The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types. It is the second-heaviest cat in the New World, after the jaguar. Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular, although there are daytime sightings. The cougar is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat (subfamily Felinae), than to any species of subfamily Pantherinae,of which only the jaguar is native to the Americas.

The cougar is an ambush predator and pursues a wide variety of prey. Primary food sources are ungulates, particularly deer, but also livestock. It also hunts species as small as insects and rodents.

in this video a mountain lion attacks a deer

in this video a mountain lion attacks a deer

this image shows the teeth of a young cougar (mountain lion/puma).


this animal get its energy from food:deer,coyotes,elk,mouse,

and this animal is not eaten by anything

the population of this animal is decreasing

Mountain lions have powerful limbs and can leap as high as 15 feet and as far as 40 feet.

Height: 2-2.3 feet at shoulders.

Length: 3.5-5.5 feet (2-2.5-foot tail length).

Weight: 110-180 lbs for males; females weigh slightly less.

Lifespan: About 12 years in the wild; up to 25 years in captivity.

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