Mammal Details

Mountain Lion, Puma, or Cougar

Common Name 
Mountain Lion, Puma, or Cougar
Order
Carnivora
Family
Felidae
Species Name 
Puma concolor
Status 
Stable in the western, Endangered in Florida.
States 
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • Distribution
  • Notes

Mountain Lion, Puma, or Cougar Distribution

Western contiguous US, small population in Florida.

Cougars are active mainly at dusk, night, and dawn. Most of their prey consists of larger animals such as ungulates, but turtles, rabbit-sized animals, coyotes, and other cougars are taken. The name "concolor" comes from the even coloration that differs