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Cougar

Cougar

Also Know As Mountain Lion and Puma

Cougars have a reddish-brown to gray fur with light throat and under parts depending on where it lives, in dry areas it is likely to be brown. Itís more reddish in tropical areas and usually gray in the north. They also have longer fur in the colder areas and shorter fur in warmer climates. The very end of itís tail is black.

A fully grown cougar is about 5 feet (1.5 meters) long not including the tail. And the tail is about 2 to 3 feet (61 to 91 centimeters) long. 227 pounds (103 kilograms) is the heaviest recorded weight of a cougar. They live about 10 to 20 years.

Cougars usually hunt at night. They eat mostly deer and elk.

The cougars scientific name is Felis concolor.

For more pictures go to Cougar Gallery