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Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien

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Cougar (Puma concolor)

Order Familly
Carnivora Felidae

Green: the Borealie

Red: actual distribution

Diet:

Carnivorous , feeding on big game including deer, moose, North American elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, it also take small mammals and birds.

Reproduction:

Sexually mature at 2-3years. Mating may occur at any time of the year. The 2-4 cubs are usually born between July and November after a gestation period of 14 weeks, and weaned after 3 months.

Lifespan:

Up to 18 years in the wild and 19 years in captivity.

Predators:

No natural predators. However, young may be taken by gray wolves, coyotes, and bears.

Status:

Extremely rare, this species has been extirpated from most of the eastern part of its geographical range. The protected western population is not at risk.