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.
- 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
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.
3.5 – 6.5 feet
6 feet long
Cougars can leap 40 feet horizontally.
40 feet long
- Big Horn Sheep
- Habitat Loss
Cougars are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
Cougars were once hunted and considered vermin, they no longer live east of the Mississippi River.