Mountain Lion – “Felis concolor”
Also known as cougar, puma, panther or catamount; just a few of the 44 American names and 204 Worldwide that the Mountain lion is known as. This big cat is a powerful territorial predator of the Americas. It is a fusion of stealth and power, stalking and ambushing prey sometimes four times its own weight. Mountain Lions live mostly solitarily, with the exception during courtship or as kittens with their mother for almost two years. “Boone, Crockett and Riley” are our trio of Mountain Lions. Each one has a personality all their own, so their behavior training varies with each one based on their character traits. Being on the brink of adulthood, they still possess the hearts of playful juveniles, enjoying each other when together, or finding something to amuse them when alone.
Size: Head and body, 3.25 to 5.25 ft (1 to 1.6 m); Tail, 23.5 to 33.5 in (60 to 85 cm)
Weight: 136 lbs (62 kg)
Protection status: Endangered