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Mountain Lion

Puma concolor

Mountain lions are the second largest felid in North America with the largest geographic range of carnivores in the western hemisphere that stretches from southern Chile to the Canadian Yukon. The mountain lion is known by over 40 different common names including but not limited to puma, cougar, panther, red tiger, catamount, and screamer. Mountain lions inhabit diverse habitat types across California including temperate redwood forest, coniferous / deciduous forest, coastal chaparral, foothills and mountains. They can be found wherever native or introduced ungulates such as mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, or feral hogs are present.