Mountain Lion

Puma Concolor

Just like your cat quietly walking in your home, the mountain lion is just as quiet and secretive, but on a much larger scale. These apex predators feed mainly on mule deer and elk. They also will prey on smaller animals including rabbits, jackrabbits, javelinas, and rodents.

Fun Facts


Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Felidae

Genus: Puma

Species: P. Concolor


Mountain lions used to occupy the entire United States coast-to-coast, but today they are primarily found in 14 western states with a small endangered population in Florida.