The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the puma, panther or mountain lion, can be found in Florida, in North America west of Texas, and throughout most of Central and South America.
It is the largest [Only registered users see links. ] in North America.
An adult male cougar can weigh as much as 187 pounds (85 kilograms). Males are 40 to 60 percent heavier than females.
Cougars can be found in many different habitats, including semi-arid scrubs, swamps and tropical rainforests.
They can be found at sea level and in high mountains.
The cougar prefers to live where it can stay hidden while stalking prey. It can find cover behind rocks, trees and sagebrush, or in nooks in cliff faces.
It has a plain-colored coat that can be gray, buff, tawny, cinnamon-red or dark brown. The underbelly, chin and throat are white. The muzzle is white with a black frame. The backs of the ears are black, and the tail has a black tip.