Cougars have the largest range of any mammals in the Western Hemisphere and can kill prey ranging in size from mice to moose. They live in the desert, mountains, and rainforest.

  • Scientific Name: Puma concolor
  • Range: Alaska & Canada, south to southern Chile
  • Status in the Wild: Stable
  • Location in the Zoo: Carnivores
  • Cool Animal Fact: Has many names, including puma, cougar, mountain lion, catamount, panther, screamer, painter.