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see pumapuma
or cougar
, New World member of the cat family, Puma concolor. Also known as mountain lion, catamount, panther, and painter, it ranges from S British Columbia to the southern tip of South America. The puma is slenderly built, with a lionlike face.
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(Felis concolor, or Puma concolor), also puma or mountain lion, a mammal of the family Felidae. The body length is usually 100–180 cm, the tail length 60-75 cm, and the weight approximately 100 kg. The cougar is brownish yellow, with the upper part of the body somewhat darker than the lower. The chin is almost white, and the tail is dark. The young have dark spots.

The cougar is found in the Americas, from Canada to Patagonia. It usually dwells along the edges of forests and in the mountains; it is occasionally encountered in steppes. The cougar is a nocturnal animal. A litter contains two or three cubs. Cougars are few in number throughout their range, and, in some places, they have been exterminated. They sometimes cause damage to livestock raising and the hunting industry. The hunting of cougars is restricted and, in some regions, forbidden.


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The female cougar was shot in the head by wildlife officials; the officials lethally drugged the 6-month-old male cougar after they determined he was not a good candidate for captivity.
About The Cougar Fund: The Cougar Fund is a non-profit educational organization based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming whose mission is to protect the cougar throughout the Americas.
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Unlike early hunters and ranchers who probably shot cougars on sight and boasted only to neighbors, modern hikers who see a cougar in the wild consider themselves lucky and are more likely to report the sighting to a ranger.
When they are born, cougars have spots on their fur.
In response, cougar seasons were eliminated, bag limits doubled, controlled hunts were replaced with a general hunt format and the number of cougar tags issued increased from around 500 to more than 55,000 a year.
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Contact: Kelly Sasso, Public Relations Specialist of Cougar Mountain Software, +1-208-375-4455, or fax, +1-208-375-4460, kellysasso@cougarmtn.
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Luckily for Lisa, the cougar got distracted by the Kowalski's dog.