Did you know that mountain lions eat porcupine in addition to deer, skunk, badger, rabbits and many other animals?
Mountain lions are obligate carnivores - meaning their diet consists primarily of meat.
Puma, Mountain Lion and Ghost Cat are just a couple of names for the cougar.
The cougar's primary identifying physical characteristics are a tawny grey-brown or red-brown coat and a long tail.
Recommended reading and downloadable documents about all things cougar.
The cougar is both a powerfully beautiful creature and an elusive one. The mysterious nature of the cougar has made it challenging for scientists, conservationists, and cougar lovers to take photographs of cougars in the wild.
We encourage anyone who has photographs of cougars in the wild to submit them to us. If you have a photograph you are willing to share, please email us.
Your purchase of Cougar Fund caps, mugs, books and artwork will help support our mountain lion outreach and education initiatives.
Correctly identifying a cougar in your area can keep both you and the cougar safe.
Below are links that can help you understand key characteristics of a cougar.
Mountain Lion Identification Course: http://fwp.mt.gov/fwpDoc.html?id=40997
Cougar Tracks: http://www.bear-tracker.com/cougar.html
If you have specific questions about a cougar siting in your area please contact your local authorities or email The Cougar Fund by clicking here.