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What are some fun facts about mountain lions?

What are some fun facts about mountain lions?

Go ahead and prowl through these cool mountain lion facts!

  • Mountain lions, pumas, and cougars are all the same species.
  • Only one sub-species is listed as endangered in the United States.
  • Mountain lions can live in nearly any type of American ecosystem.
  • They can jump 15 feet high and 40 feet in distance.

What do mountain lions eat in the wild?

The mountain lion diet consists primarily of deer (both whitetail deer and/or mule deer), but their natural diet will also include a wide variety of other animals, including elk and bighorn sheep, and smaller wildlife species such as rabbit, turkey, raccoon and porcupine.

How fast can a mountain lion run?

80 km/hMaximum, Running, Sprint

What is a mountain lion afraid of?

Their diet consists primarily of ungulates, especially deer, but also coyotes, raccoons, and other small to mid-sized mammals. As it goes with most wild animals, mountain lions are more afraid of you than you are of them.

What are some interesting facts about mountain lions?

Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Mountain Lions: The scientific name for a mountain lion is a Puma concolor. Mountain lions are often called cougars or pumas . Females weigh 85 to 120 pounds. They may measure 7 to 8 feet from nose to tail and stand 2 to 3 feet at shoulder. Lions typically live 8 to 10 years in the wild.

How big does a mountain lion get?

Male mountain lions can grow to be 8 feet (2.4 m) long from nose to the tip of their tail and weigh upwards of 220 pounds (100 kilograms). Females only grow upwards to 7 feet (2.1 m) in length and 140 pounds (64 kg) would be considered a large female cat.

Where do mountain lion live?

From Canada, populations of mountain lions live all the way to the tip of South America. Their range stretches from Canada all the way to South America. The northernmost reach of their range is the Canadian Yukon. In North America, they are more concentrated to the western states.

What is the habitat of a mountain lion?

Habitat And Distribution. Mountain lions live in the western hemisphere from Argentina to northern British Colombia. The living habitats range from forests, deserts, swamps and mountain ranges.