Panthers, cougars, mountain lions and pumas are all different names for the same animal, though they are used to describe different subspecies.
Species: Cougars, Mountain lions, Pumas and Panthers all belong to the same species, Felis concolor.
Lifespan: Cougars live approximately 20 years.
Size & Weight: Female cougars are smaller than males and are 3-5ft in length and 80-130lbs. Males are 3-6ft long and 150-230 lbs.
Habitat: Cougars can be found in South America, Central America, Western US, FLorida and parts of Texan, and Western Canada. They prefer forests, swamps and grasslands.
Diet: Depending on the region that they live in, Cougars eat deer, rabbit, capybara, pigs, raccoon, squirrels, and armadillo.
Family Life: Cougars are solitary animals and only come together to mate, or if a mother is raising her cubs. Sometimes the territory of multiple cougars will overlap, so they do see eachother occassionally but they aren't dependent upon one another. A female cougar will make a den for her cubs and raise them until they are ready to hunt on their own,w hich is ususally when they are about 6 months old.
Cougars can jump 18ft high!
Cougars have very good hearing and sight!