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.Know More
The endangered Florida panther is a subspecies of puma that was once common from the American Southwest through the Southeast. As of 2014, only about 50 members of the population are left; these live in the swamps of Florida.
Typically, pumas are loners. They roam in regions that cover 30 to 125 square miles. There is some territorial overlap, and the big cats do interact at times. They have excellent intraspecies communication skills: growling, hissing, mewing, spitting, purring, screaming and whistling.Learn more in Large Cats
According to the Mountain Lion Foundation, mountain lions, also known as cougars and panthers, can sprint at speeds up to 50 mph. Over longer distances, they are able to maintain a pace of 10 mph.Full Answer >
Newts are generally found in North and South America and in the temperate areas of Africa, Asia and Europe. They prefer to live in moist areas near forests, under stones, in streams and under fallen logs.Full Answer >
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 >
A few amur leopards live in temperate forests in far eastern Russia, a small part of northeast China, possibly in North Korea and in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Others reside in zoos worldwide.Full Answer >