Cougar

Species: Felis concolor

Geographic Range: United States

Size: 6 feet long, 100-220 pounds

Lifespan: up to 20 years

Conservation Status: Least concern

Como’s Cougars

Find them with the Large Cats Map

Fun Facts

  • The cougar is also called the puma, mountain lion, and catamount.
  • Cougars can jump 18 feet from the ground to a tree.
  • The cougar has the widest distribution of any cat in the western hemisphere.
  • The cougar’s spine is longer and more flexible than most cats- similar to a cheetah’s, which helps the cougar run fast.