Updated: May 2, 2005, 8:38 PM ET

Puma concolor

Common Names Mountain lion, Puma, Florida panther

Characteristics Wt. 90-200 lb (40-90 kg); Shoulder Ht. 24"-30" (60-76 kg); Length including tail 60"-108" (150-270 kg). The cougar is the second largest cat in the Western Hemisphere (the jaguar is the largest). It has long legs, large feet, a comparatively long neck, and a small broad head. Its ears are small and rounded. The cougar is yellowish to tawny with a white-buff color underside. Color can vary seasonally ...

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