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Name: Cougar, also known as Puma, Catamount, American lion, Mountain lion, panther and painter.

Description: Large tawny or yellowish color, no spots, feline.

Location: America, from Canada to Patagonia, especially in mountains.

Special Features:

  • Secretive, solitary hunters
  • Excellent eyesight and hearing
  • Grow up to 7-9 feet in length
  • Tail is usually one third of length
  • Weight up to 200 pounds
  • Live up to 18 years
  • Cougars have five toes on the forepaws and four on the hind paws
  • Powerful hind legs - can jump 30 feet
  • Diet: Carnivorous but will eat insects when food is scarce.

    Neat Fact: Cougar kittens are mottled with black spots and have ringed tails until they are about 6 months old. The Cougar is the second largest cat in the world.

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