lions, commonly known as pumas or cougars, are very endangered.
They are carnivores (only eat meat).
They live in
North America and South America. Eleven
different types of mountain lions can be found in North America.
Only eight species can be seen in South America.
are 1100 to 2000 millimeters in length. These
big cats can weigh from 30 to 85 kilograms.
Although Mountain Lions are not the biggest cats, they can be ferocious.
have an average lifespan of about 10 to 15 years old.
The average litter size of mountain lions is 2 to 3 cubs.
mainly hunt and eat small mammals, deer, and elk.
It is said that they have become extinct partially because people such as
ranchers, have believed that they have killed their cattle.
Mountain lions have little black spots over their eyes. But when mountain lion cubs are born, they have brown areas on their backs and have ringed tails.
Garman, Andrew. Big Cats Online.
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