Scientific Name: Puma concolor

Common Name(s): Mountain Lion

Status: Near Threatened

Estimated Population: 10,000 (US)
3,500-5000 (Canada)
No Official Estimates (South America)

Population Trend: Decreasing

Threats:                         Habitat loss and fragmentation; poaching of prey base; farmers, retaliatory
                                     livestock depredation; trophy and skin hunting; roads, vehicle collisions.

Range:                           The cougar is native to the Americas and present in: Argentina; Belize;                                      Bolivia; Brazil; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Ecuador; El Salvador; French                                      Guiana; Guatemala; Guyana; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama;                                      Paraguay; Peru; Suriname; United States; Venezuela.

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