Cougars
BEHAVIOR

Cougars are solitary animals, living most of their life on their own. Cougars prefer to sit and wait for their prey to wander by, this is called an ambush predator. Cougars are crepuscular predators, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk, this is when their prey is most active as well.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Coat comes in a variety of colors-brown, buff, grey
  • White bellies
  • The tip of their tail is typically darker than the rest of their bodies

WHERE WE LIVE

Cougars are extremely adaptable and have the widest habitat range of all the small cats. They can live in areas that range from tropical rainforests, high mountains, conifer forests, and even the desert.

WEIGHT
Cougar
90-180 pounds

 

Great Dane
130 pounds
LENGTH
Cougar
3.5-6.5 feet
Bicycle
6 feet long

Bonus
Cougar
Cougars can leap 40 feet horizontally.

 

 

 School Bus
40 feet long
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Deer
  • Rabbits
  • Big Horn Sheep
  • Rodents
  • Coyotes
  • Moose

 

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Cougars are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
  • Hunting
    Cougars were once hunted and considered vermin, they no longer live east of the Mississippi River.

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