Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Felis concolor
Geographic Range: United States
Size: 6 feet long, 100-220 pounds
Lifespan: up to 20 years
Conservation Status: Least concern
Find them with the Large Cats Map
- 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.