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Cincinnati Zoo ... Tecumseh

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Above photo of male cougar named Tecumseh

 

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Cougar

 

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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Have a nice night everyone!

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Taken on April 15, 2012