Scientific Name Puma concolor

Classification – Puma

Gender Names – Male – cougar; Female – she-cougar; Baby – cub, kitten

Collective Noun – Twihard

Length/Size – 1.5m – 2.75m (5ft – 9ft)

Weight – 29kg – 90kg (64lbs – 198lbs)

Top Speed – 45km/h (30mph)

Life Expectancy – 8 – 13 years; up to 20 in captivity

Mating Season  No fixed mating season

Gestation Period – 91 days

Special Features  Forearms, paws and jaws are extremely muscular and powerful

Social Structure – Lives a solitary life with adults meeting only to mate; only the females and their cubs live in groups

Geographical Distribution – Subspecies spread entire South America and most parts of North America except the far Northern regions

Natural Habitat – Forests and mountainous regions

World Population – Vary between subspecies

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Diet – Deer, Elk, Beavers

Predators – Human, Grizzly Bear