Puma concolor (Puma or Mountain Lion)
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Habitat: Woodlands, forests, mountains, and high inaccessible areas.

Habits: Puma are carnivores that eat mostly deer. They usually are solitary; they have three cubs per litter, and the young stay with the mother for nearly two years. Mountain Lions are known for a “scream” call, and are mostly nocturnal. Puma are also known as Mountain Lions and Cougars. Once found throughout most of the state, the species now is rare. They are known from the Wichita Mountains and the Black Mesa.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

For more information, view the Mammalian Species account for this species.

Search the OMNH Collections for Puma concolor.