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The cougar is native to the Americas, particularly south America and western North America and is often known by other names such as mountain lion, puma and panther. Cougars can be found mainly in the mountain regions of Canada and Mexico, but as the name cougar is often used to describe an un-spotted leopard, cougars are also found in Asia and Africa.

The cougar is the fourth biggest feline in the world behind the lion, tiger and jaguar, making the cougar the second largest cat in the Americas. The cougar has longer back than front legs and a long heavy body.

Cougars prey on large mammals such as moose, deer, elk and stray wolves and can often go for long periods of time without food. Cougars are also well known for their amazing ability to jump up to 30ft.

Cougars tend to have between 1 and 4 cubs, generally during the spring and summer time when the adult cougars are hunting well again after the harsh winters. A cougar typically lives until its about 20 years old.

Due to the cougars vast range, the cougar is known in different places by different names. Until the late 1990s there were thought to be 32 different species of cougar inhabiting both North and South America. Recent studies however, have shown that the DNA of the majority of the 32 cougar species was too similar. There are therefore only 5 different species of cougar found on the American continent.

Today the cougar is only found in parts of Florida in North East America and the cougars range on the west coast has been dramatically reduced by human interference. The cougar is most commonly found in the Canadian Rockies and the more mountainous regions of Southern Mexico.


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Cougar Translations

Bulgarian български език
Пума
 
Czech Cesky
Puma americká
 
Danish Dansk
Puma
 
German Deutsch
Puma
 
English English
Cougar
 
Esperanto Esperanto
Pumo
 
Spanish Español
Puma
 
French Français
Puma
 
Hebrew עִבְרִית
פומה
 
Croatian Hrvatski
Puma
 
Italian Italiano
Puma concolor
 
Japanese 日本語
ピューマ
 
Dutch Nederlands
Poema
 
Norwegian Norsk
Fjelløve
 
Polish Polski
Puma
 
Portuguese Português
Suçuarana
 
Slovenian Slovenščina
Puma
 
Swedish Svenska
Puma
 
Turkish Türkçe
Puma
 
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt
Báo sư tử
 
Chinese 中文
美洲狮
 

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Cougar Facts

Kingdom:
Five groups that classify all living things...
Animalia
Phylum:
A group of animals within the animal kingdom...
Chordata
Class:
A group of animals within a pylum...
Mammalia
Order:
A group of animals within a class...
Carnivora
Family:
A group of animals within an order...
Felidae
Genus:
A group of animals within a family...
Puma
Scientific Name:
Comprised of the genus followed by the species...
Felis Concolor
Type:
The animal group that the species belongs to...
Mammal
Diet:
What kind of foods the animal eats...
Carnivore
Size (L):
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is...
1.5m - 2.75m (5ft - 9ft)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is...
29kg - 90kg (64lbs - 198lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal...
45km/h (30mph)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for...
10 - 20 years
Lifestyle:
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable...
Solitary
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct...
Least Concern
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Tan, Black, Brown
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal...
Fur
Favourite Food:Deer
Habitat:
The specific area where the animal lives...
Forest and mountainous regions
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
3
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from...
Deer, Elk, Beavers
Predators:
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal...
Human, Grizzly Bear
Distinctive Features:
Characteristics unique to the animal...
Powerful forearms and paws and muscular jaw

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