• mountain lion Interesting Facts About Cougars 

    1.  The cougar holds the Guiness record for the animal with the highest number of names.  There are more than 40 names in English alone, including puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount and panther. 

    2.  They are the fourth largest cats in the world. 

    3.  The cougar has the largest range of any wild land animal in the Americas. 

    4.  Cougars can leap twenty five feet! 

    5.  Cougar cubs are born with spots to help them hide. They lose their spots after 10 months. 

    From the: USDA National Wildlife Research Center media archives