Cougar

Puma concolor

Cat of Many Names…

Depending on the region in which it is found the cougar may be called mountain lion, mountain cat, puma, panther, or catamount.  This large, solitary cat has the greatest range of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America.

The cougar is the second heaviest cat in the American continents after the jaguar. Adult male cougars average 145 pounds but can weigh up to 190 pounds. Females can weigh between 90-110 pounds.

Did you Know?
Cougars have extremely powerful legs and they can jump farther than any other cat:  30 feet forward and 18 feet straight up, even if they don’t get a running start!