Cougar are large, solitary wild cats.
Species: Puma Concolor
Other Names: Panther, Mountail Lion, Puma,
Big Cat, Ghost Cat, Catamount, Mountain Screamer,
Cougar in Foreign Languages:
German: Puma / Berglöwe / Silberlöwe
Indonesian: puma / singa gunung
Persian: ire kuhi / pumâ
Portuguese: onça-parda / puma /
suçuarana/ leão-baio / leão-da-montanha
Russian: kuguár / púma
Spanish: puma / león americano
/ león bayo / mitzli / onza bermeja
Size: Cougars weigh between 150 and 230 lbs,
they are 5 - 9 feet in length.
Habitat: Cougars are found in western North
America, Central and South America. Cougars are highly
adaptable to their environment and they are found in
tropical rain forests, high mountains, conifer forests
Description: Cougars are buff colored large
wild cats. They are long and lean with a tail used for
Diet: Cougars have a varied diet consisting
of mice, rats, rabbits, porcupines, and larger game
including: sheep, and moose.
Communication: The Cougar does not roar,
like many wild cats. Cougars instead use hissing,
growling and chirping to communicate.
Did You Know?
Cougars have over 200 names because
they inhabit the largest geographical
region of any other cat in the World.
Gestation: Cougars carry their young for 91
Birth: Cougars give birth to litters of 2-3
cubs. Cougars nurse their young for just the first seven
weeks of their lives. Cougars will remain with their
mother for the first 18-24 months.
Sexually Mature: Cougars are considered sexually
mature between 1.5-3 years of age.
Life Span: Jaguars, grey wolves, American
black bears, and the grizzly bears all prey on
Did You Know?
Cougars are the fastest of all land
animals in North America. Cougars can
run up to 40 mph for short spurts. Cougars
can also leap 16 feet straight up and
45 feet across.
Social Structure: Cougars are mostly solitary
animals, except when mothers are raising cubs and when
males and females are mating.