- The cougar is also known as the mountain lion or
- The cougar is the largest of the small cats.
- The cougar holds the Guinness world record for the
animal with the greatest number of names; it has over
40 names in English alone.
- The cougar has the greatest range of any large wild
terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending
from the top of Canada to the bottom of South America.
- The cougar is one of the only cat species native
to Canada. - Cougars can run at speeds of 35 miles per
- Cougars typically ambushes its prey by leaping onto
them and delivering a bite to the neck.
- Cougars have the proportionally largest hind legs
of any cat.
- Cougars have a vertical leap of 18 feet.
- Cougars have a horizontal leap of 20 to 40 feet.
- Cougars primarily eat cattle, deer, elk, horses,
moose, and sheep.
- While the cougar is a large predator, it usually
is not the dominant predator in its area: it has to
compete for food with the bears, jaguars, and wolves.
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