Felidae, cat family
Least concern, IUCN
Historically – Coast to Coast in North America and from southern Argentina to south eastern Alaska. Currently – Extirpated from most of eastern North America
Wide variety of habitats including montane coniferous forests, lowland tropical forests, grassland, dry brush country, swamps
Despite its size, it is more closely related to the small cats, and like them, purrs (due to an ossified hyoid bone in the throat) and cannot roar.