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Also known as the cougar, puma, and catamount, the mountain lion is a type of large cat found all throughout South America, Central America, and North America. Interestingly, the mountain lion is more closely related to the domestic cat than it is any large cat found in Africa or Asia.
Other than the jaguar, the mountain lion is the largest cat found in the New World. They are classified as a species of least concern on the conservation status spectrum, and actually have the largest range of any land animal in the Americas. However, due to the ever increasing level of human development and the resulting habitat fragmentation, mountain lion populations are beginning to become isolated from one another.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 14 L x 3.1 W x 6 H
- Size in inches: 5.51 L x 1.22 W x 2.36 H