http://www.saskschools.ca/~gregory/animals/cougar.html
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/cougar.asp
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/cats/cougar/Cougarprintout.sht
http://sm7yy7b.edu.glogster.com/cougar/


Appearance


  • adult males are 2.4m long.
  • adult males weigh between 58 and 68kgs
  • adult females are 2.2m longexternal image cougar%2082.jpg
  • adult females weigh between 40 and 50kgs
  • plain coat
  • darker colour on back
  • small head
  • rounded ears
  • muscular legs
  • dark markings around nose
  • long tail
  • dark markings around nose
  • backs of ears are black
  • hind legs are longer

Home


  • western Canada southwest Alberta, interior BCexternal image Cougar%20teeth.jpg
  • western US, Florida
  • Mexico and Central & South America
  • BC coast,on Vancouver Island
  • forests
  • mountains
  • grasslands
  • swamps
  • semi-deserts
  • caves, rocks, bushes and thick undergrowth
  • southern​ Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick
  • native to Canada


White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer

Food

  • meat eater
  • white-tailed deer
  • elk
  • moose calves
  • birds and smaller mammals
  • porcupine
  • beaver
  • coyote
  • fox
  • hare
  • rabbit
  • raccoon
  • sheep
  • pigs
  • horses
  • ground squirrel


Young
cougar cubs
cougar cubs


  • gives birth every second year
  • called kittens or cubs
  • born in a cave
  • weighs about 200 to 450 grams at birth
  • eyes closed at birth open in ten days
  • blue eyes when born
  • walking in two weeks
  • drinks mother's milk for up to three months
  • eats meat at six weeks of age
  • stays with mother for the first winter
  • litters average 2 to 4 cubs



Enemies
wolf attacks cougar
wolf attacks cougar

  • man
  • farmers
  • ranchers
  • wolf
  • grizzly bear





Cool Facts
cougar leaping
cougar leaping

  • backs of ears are black
  • good climber
  • makes huge leaps
  • great sight and hearing
  • runs fast over short distances
  • hunts over a wide area
  • stalks prey
  • bites animal's throat or neck
  • likes to avoid people
  • may have as many as six cubs
  • don't usually attack humans
  • 40 different names