The Cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the Puma, Mountain Lion, or Panther,
is a mammal of the Felidae family, native to the Americas. This large, solitary cat has the
greatest range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere other than humans,
extending from Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes of South America.
An adaptable, generalist species, the Cougar is found in every major New World habitat type.
It is the second heaviest cat in the New World, after the Jaguar, and the fourth heaviest in
the world, after the Tiger, Lion, and Jaguar, although it is most closely related to smaller felines.