Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion

Puma concolor


Felidae, cat family

Conservation Status

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.
Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.