mountain lion


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mountain lion:

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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mountain lion

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚lī·ən]
(vertebrate zoology)

Mountain Lion

Version 10.8 of the Mac OS X operating system. Introduced in the summer of 2012, and superseding Lion, many new features are included, some of which were pioneered in Apple's iOS operating system for the iPhone/iPad. For example, the iOS Messages function replaces iChat in Lion, and iOS Reminders, Notes, Game Center and central notifications are added. There is also more integration with Apple's iCloud online storage, and software updates migrate to the Mac App Store. The Gatekeeper function, which validates iOS apps when they are run in iPhones/iPads, makes its way to Mountain Lion, but in a less aggressive way, and it can be turned off. See Lion and Mac OS X.
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There are multiple reports of a mountain lion stalking the streets of Lake Forest, 111.
For the last eight years, federal wildlife experts have been studying the mountain lion population in the Santa Monicas, using radio collars to track the movements of 15 of the cats also known as cougars or pumas.
A seven-year-old boy was mauled by a mountain lion as he hiked in a US country park.
It was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen," says Warner Glenn, a big-game hunter whose hounds brought a large jaguar to bay during a late-winter mountain lion hunt.
The Beast in the Garden describes attempts by residents of Boulder, Colorado to coexist with a recovering mountain lion population.