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Cougars (Felis concolor) are large 8-foot cats weighing 200 pounds. The Cougar belongs to the family Felidae. They are called by several names. Sometimes they are called Mountain Lions, or Panthers, Catamount or Painter and sometimes Pumas. They are colored in solid tan or brown. The cubs are spotted.
Cougars are found only in North and South America. Unlike Old World lions, cougars scream rather than roar. Mountain Lions are secretive creatures that are possibly the most widely distributed carnivore in the New World.
Cougars use stealth to capture their prey which consists of deer and other mammals. They will hide in wait and then pounce on the animal and bite the neck to kill it. They are solitary animals and generally are active at night.
Breeding generally takes place in the summer. The kittens will nurse for five or six weeks. They lose their spots at about six months. They will stay with the mother for up to two years.