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Where do cougars live?

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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.

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Where do cougars live?
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Scientists also believe that the Florida panther, which lives in Florida, is an additional type of cougar. Cougars once used to live all over the continental United States, but now they only live in the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Coast ranges and in the Southwest.These animals live in a variety of habitats, and they can even survive in the hills surrounding highly populated areas like Los Angeles.

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