Featured Animal: Cougar (aka Mountain Lion)

Meet our featured animal: the cougar!

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.

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