Species: Puma concolor
Geographic Range: North and South America
Size: 5 to 9 feet long (head to tail), 64 to 220 pounds
Lifespan: Up to 20 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Find them with the Large Cats Map
- Cougars can’t roar. They can purr and growl, but they are incapable of roaring.
- Cougars go by many different names, including mountain lion, fire cat, panther, puma, and katalgar. They actually hold the Guinness World Record for the animal with the highest number of names.
- Cougars can run as fast as 35-45 mph!
- Cusco, an ancient Incan city in Peru, was designed in the shape of a cougar.