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Cincinnati Zoo ... Tecumseh | by Connie Lemperle
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Cincinnati Zoo ... Tecumseh

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Above photo of male cougar named Tecumseh




Cougar ... male named Tecumseh age 2 yrs.


Puma concolor


Historically, the cougar ranged throughout the Americas. In North America, the cougar still roams the western half of the continent and a small population survives in southern Florida. As a predator, the cougar plays an important role in controlling and maintaining healthy prey populations, especially of white-tailed deer. In areas where the cougar has disappeared, such as the eastern United States, the deer population has exploded. Too many deer eat too many saplings and threaten the forest's ability to thrive.


Fact File


Where to see them: Night Hunters


Length: 3.4 to 6.4 ft


Weight: 79.4 to 227 lbs


Lifespan: Up to 17 yrs in the wild


Habitat: Desert, savannah, tropical rainforest, forest, scrubland, and mountain areas


Diet: Mammals ranging in size from mice to white-tailed deer




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Taken on September 8, 2012