Photos and Videos Mountain Lions Your chances of encountering a mountain lion are small. If at any time you spot a mountain lion, report the sighting or encounter to your local forest ranger station or visitor center as soon as possible. Mountain lion facts The mountain lion is also known as cougar, panther, or puma. Body coloration can range from tan to gray and cubs are usually covered with blackish brown spots.
Cougar Puma concolor The cougar, which is also commonly referred to as a puma, mountain lion or panther, is the second largest cat in North America. Unlike other big cats, but, the cougar cannot roar. Instead, the large feline purrs like a abode cat. Cougars also have similar amount types to house cats, only arrange a larger scale. They have lean bodies and round heads with barbed ears. They vary between 1. Although males can weigh up to 68 kg lb.
Abundant Police said they have received compound reports of a cougar at Creekside Park, located at E. Mill Avenue. Officers, along with Division of Animal Resources and tracking dogs, have been searching the area but have not located the animal at the age of this report. Anyone else who sees a cougar is advised en route for call immediately. The DWR's website gives the following advice for keeping by hand safe in the event of appointment an aggressive cougar: Do not administer from a cougar. Running will aggravate an instinctive prey response and the cougar may pursue you. Make by hand look intimidating.
It seems, according to news releases after that an organization called the Cougar Arrangement, that mountain lions, almost certainly altogether young males, have been strolling along out of the mountains of South Dakota, Colorado, Montana and other Western states and showing up in Missouri. DNA testing on dead animals showed that the cats originated in those other states. The rise in complete cougar sightings and mortalities isn't imperfect to Missouri; Oklahoma and Kansas allow had their own increases in complete lion sightings in recent years. According to biologists throughout the region, the probable cause of the uptick is an increase of habitat.