Meet our featured animal: the cougar!
Cougars are also referred to as pumas, mountain lions or panthers. Here are five fun facts about them:
- Unlike other big cats, the cougar cannot roar. Instead, the large feline purrs like a house cat.
- The cougar is the second largest cat in North America.
- Cougars can leap over 6 m (20 ft.).
- During most of their lives, cougars are solitary creatures. They only interact with one another to mate.
- For the most part, the cougar has no natural enemies and sits atop the food chain.