Scaredy Cat by Wes and Dotty Weber Photograph The cougar is a large cat that can be found in many places across the US. It is a prolific hunter but is rarely seen even though it could be very close at hand.
Kitty (by Justin Lo). Did you know that a Puma, a Mountain Lion, a Cougar & a Panther (not to be confused with Black Panthers of Asia, Africa & Latin America) are all the same animal? The Latin name for the smallest of the big cats is Puma concolor.
Mountain lion, Puma, Cougar, Panther or Catamount are all names for this magnificent Cat that is native to the Americas. He is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.