Meet our featured animal: the cougar!
Cougars are also referred to as pumas, mountain lions or panthers. Here are five fun facts about them:
- Unlike other big cats, the cougar cannot roar. Instead, the large feline purrs like a house cat.
- The cougar is the second largest cat in North America.
- Cougars can leap over 6 m (20 ft.).
During most of their lives, cougars are solitary creatures. They only interact with one another to mate.
For the most part, the cougar has no natural enemies and sits atop the food chain.