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Cougars once ranged across most of North America, and from southern Argentina and Chile to southeastern Alaska. Though they have disappeared from most of the east coast of the United States, they still have the greatest natural distribution of any native terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
Cougars need areas with shelter and enough prey to live on. They go by many names, including mountain lion, puma, catamount, screamer and panther. Cougars are agile and powerfully built. Their long bodies and unusually long hind legs allow them to hunt in high speed bursts and jump up to 20 feet in one bound.
As they run, they use their long tails to steer. Cougars usually hunt at dawn and dusk. A hunting cougar will quietly stalk its prey, then leap onto its back and break its neck by biting it below the base of the skull.
In North America, cougars hunt big animals like moose, elk, deer and caribou, along with smaller animals like squirrels, muskrats, raccoons, beavers, coyotes, birds, and even snails and fish. After taking down a large animal, a cougar might drag it up to a third of a mile and bury it under leaves and debris, then come back at night to feed. Cougars live and hunt in territories ranging in size from 5 to square miles, depending on the food and shelter resources available.
Males' territories usually overlap with the territories of several females, and they usually mate with those females. Both sexes use scent markings to mark boundaries and to al their reproductive state. They also use low-pitched hisses, growls, purrs, yowls, and screams to communicate with each other. Females usually give birth every years, are pregnant 82 to 96 days, and give birth to between 1 and 4 cubs.
They open their eyes about 10 days after they are born, and are fully weaned at about 40 days. The mother and cubs stay together for as long as 26 months.
Males are usually larger than females. They live about 10 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity. In some U. An estimated 30, cougars live in the American West, and in some western states it is legal to hunt them. In Oregon, the Department of Fish and Wildlife limits cougar hunting to specific times of year and keeps careful track of the and sex of cougars taken. Cougars are among the many species that call the greater Portland region home. As a site steward, you can help keep natural areas healthy by volunteering to monitor wildlife, clear invasive species or plant native shrubs.
Learn more. The Oregon Zoo's cougars live in Cougar Crossing. Puma concolor Cougars once ranged across most of North America, and from southern Argentina and Chile to southeastern Alaska. The life of a cougar Cougars are agile and powerfully built. How you can help the cougar Cougars are among the many species that call the greater Portland region home. Chinook Chinook is a female orphaned cougar. She gave birth to her first cub, Palus in September Chinook was named Oregon Zoo's Mother of the Year in about Chinook.
Paiute Paiute is a male orphaned cougar about Paiute.This cub needs a cougar
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