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Description of Cougars
The Cougar is described as a large, powerful, carnivorous mammal ( Felis concolor ) of the family Felidae - a wild cat. The Cougar is similar to the leopard usually having an unmarked tawny body. Black Cougars can be described as an unspotted leopards with dark brown hair and very sharp emerald eyes. Their hind legs are larger than the front legs on a long body and neck with a small head, short face a long tail.

Understanding Scientific names of animals
The scientists who study animals (zoology) are called zoologists. Each animal that is studied is classified, that is, split into descriptive groups starting with main groups ( vertebrates and invertebrates ) the Families of animals are also included such as Ursidae ( the family of bears) and the families are then split into species such as Ursus americanus (American Black Bear)


Cougars - other names

An American feline (Puma concolor), resembling the African panther in size and habits. Its color is tawny, without spots and occasionally referred to as the American lion and also known as
Puma, Mountain Lion, Catamount or Panther
 

Facts about where Cougars live and what they eat!

Cougars are native to Asia, America and Africa
The common habitat is the coniferous and tropical forests, swamps or grassland
The diet of Cougars, being a carnivore, consists of large mammals, including deer but they also eat smaller animals including rabbits and birds
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Basic Facts about Cougars

The name of a male is referred to simply as a Cougar
The name of a female is referred to as a she-Cougar
The name or offspring, or a baby Cougar, is a cub
The average size of a litter is one to four
The sound made by a Cougar is referred to as a growl, hiss or snarl

Facts about the Size of Male Cougars
Fully grown they reach the height of 7 to 8 feet
An adult weighs between 100 and 250 pounds

Cool and Fun Facts about the life, behavior and personality of Cougars
  • Keen sense of hearing and sight
  • Solitary animals
  • Extremely agile - can leap up to 20 feet
  • Sharp Claws
  • Strong Jaws
  • Cougars have the ability to jump up to 20 feet in one leap using their tail as a rudder
  • Cougar eat deer, elk, birds and small mammals such as hares, and mice
What does that word mean??
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  • What is a Mammal?
    • A Mammal is a warm blooded, vertebrate mammal. Warm blooded means that their temperature remains the same although their surroundings might change. This explains why they have a covering of hair on their skin. A mammal has milk-producing mammary glands for nourishing their young

  • What is a Vertebrate?
    • A Vertebrate is an animal that has a backbone which consists of ring-like bones, called vertebrae, that protect the soft spinal cord
  • What is an Invertebrate?
    • An Invertebrate animal does not have a backbone. They are also cold-blooded which means their body temperature changes according to the environment environment
  • What is a Carnivore?
    • A Carnivore is an animal which eats mainly meat
  • What is a Herbivore?
    • A Herbivore is an animal which eats mainly plants and grass 
  • What is an Omnivore?
    • An Omnivore is an animal which eats both meat and plants
  • What is an Amphibian?
    • An Amphibian is an animal spend part of its life under water (breathing with gills) and the remainder on land (breathing with lungs)

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Endangered Species
An endangered species is one that is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range. The Causes of a species of animal becoming endangered are due to Habitat Destruction such as the rainforest, introduction of exotic species, disease, water pollution, global warming and over exploitation of natural resources. As people are made aware of the facts about endangered species, initiatives such as Recycling are increasing in popularity. Endangered Species Organizations are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife. Interesting facts about Endangered Species.

Conservation Status
Cougars are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as 'vulnerable'

  • Vulnerable - VU (Status: Threatened) - At risk because of their natural declining numbers are facing high-risk in their natural surroundings


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