Cougars have more names than probably any other big cat. Mountain lion, puma, painter, and catamount are just some of them.

Found in a range from northern Canada to the southern tip of South America, the color of their coat is different in each area. They live in mountains, forests, steppes, and grasslands.

Years of hunting and destruction of cougar habitats, has left so few in some areas that they are critically endangered. Many countries now protect them.

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Children of the Earth: Eastern Panther
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn how these cougars live, raise their young, and mark their territory. Tells what is being done to help this endangered cat.
Cougar, Puma, Mountain Lion, Panther, or Catamount
[ Kids ] Contains a picture that you can print out and color, and a short description of this cat.
Kats Korner: Cougar
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about the many names for this cat, how it lives and hunts, where it still exists, and how important it is to ecosystems.
Mountain Lion (Cougar)
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Animal tracks, tracking stories, and natural history information on this animal.
Mountain Lion Foundation: FAQs
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn where cougars are found, how they raise their kittens, and why several species in California are endangered.
Puma Concolor
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Information includes range, habitat, and physical description.
Puma Concolor, Mountain Lion Photos
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Contains many pictures of this animal.
San Diego Zoo: Mountain Lion (Puma, Cougar)
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Why this animal has so many names, where it's found, and how it hunts dinner.
Wikipedia: Puma
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Encyclopedia article describes this cats physical characteristics, and what you should do if you see a puma.
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