Cougar (Puma concolor)
Carnivorous , feeding on big game including deer, moose, North American elk, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, it also take small mammals and birds.
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.
Up to 18 years in the wild and 19 years in captivity.
No natural predators. However, young may be taken by gray wolves, coyotes, and bears.
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.