The cougar is native to the Americas, particularly south America and western North America and is often known by other names such as mountain lion, puma and panther. Cougars can be found mainly in the mountain regions of Canada and Mexico. Cougars are also found in Asia and Africa. The cougar the second largest cat in the Americas. The cougar has longer back than front legs and a long heavy body.
Often heard that cougars attack people....WHY... because of uncontrolled hunting and trapping, habitat loss and destruction, and decline in their main food supply - the white-tailed deer.
Only the Florida race is in trouble. As a species, they are holding on well. The white tailed deer is still a very common animal, as well.
I write this later