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Cougar

The cougar is known by many names including panther, puma, and mountain lion. Cougars have the largest range of any mammals in the Western Hemisphere and live in deserts, mountains, and rainforests.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Puma concolor

Range

Alaska & Canada, south to southern Chile

Location in the Zoo

Near jaguars and tigers

Cool Animal Fact

Cougars are important to the ecosystem in their role as top predators, helping to control populations of herbivores.