Cougar

Puma concolor
The Cougar, which is also commonly referred to
as a puma, mountain lion or panther, is the second
largest cat in North America. Skilled and cunning
hunters, cougars stay hidden from their prey until
they can pounce with claws out-stretched. Cougars
can also climb with ease and leap over 20 ft. After
killing a large animal, a cougar hides the carcass
and eats in the coming days.

DIET

Cougars prey on deer, though they also eat smaller
animals such as coyotes, porcupines, and raccoons.
They usually hunt at night or during
the hours of dawn
and dusk.

FAST FACTS

Size: 5 – 9 feet length
Weight: 100 – 150 lbs
Lifespan: 10 years in the wild

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED