Q:

What biome does a cougar live in?

A:

Cougars, also known by their scientific name of Puma concolor, are native to both North and South America. Rather than having one set biome, cougars are able to thrive in a variety of climates and environments.

Cougars live as far north as the Yukon Territory in Canada and as far south as the Andes in South America, making theirs the largest range of any wild mammal their size in the Western Hemisphere. Because of their huge range, cougars thrive in every type of forest biome, as well as most mountainous and desert biomes. They are known by many names, including panther and mountain lion.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Where do pumas live?

    A:

    Pumas, also known as cougars and mountain lions, are found throughout North and South America. They are able to live in a variety of habitats, including forests, prairies, deserts and swamps.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Where do cougars live?

    A:

    The cougar is a New World mammal that lives in North and South America. Five types of cougars live in South and Central America, and a sixth type of cougar lives in North America.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are sabertooth tiger facts?

    A:

    Sabertooth tigers appeared in North and South America around 2 million years ago. Sabertooth tigers had large fangs, and looked quite different from other large cats living around the world. Sabertooth tigers had stocky and bulky builds; while large cats like leopards and jaguars are long and lean, sabertooths had stumpy legs, short backs and tails and heavy, muscular builds.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some cougar facts?

    A:

    The cougar is also known as a panther, puma or mountain lion, and it is North America's second largest cat. A panther cannot roar. Instead, this large cat purrs like a domestic house cat, according to Animal Fact Guide.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore