Mountain Lion

No. 291829

by Safari Ltd
$5.99USD

Also known as the cougar, puma, and catamount, the mountain lion is a type of large cat found all throughout South America, Central America, and North America. Interestingly, the mountain lion is more closely related to the domestic cat than it is any large cat found in Africa or Asia.

  • Scientific Name: Puma concolor
  • Characteristics: Although mountain lions have no known predator, they often compete with bears and wolves for food. With that in mind, we’re sure this hand painted figurine would appreciate a spot on your desk or nightstand as well as a meal to itself!
  • Size and Color: Although their coloration is not as distinct as other large cats, mountain lions still have beautiful tawny brown coats. 2.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches long, this figurine is slightly larger than a soda can resting on its side.
  • The Mountain Lion is part of the Wild Safari® North American Wildlife collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Other than the jaguar, the mountain lion is the largest cat found in the New World. They are classified as a species of least concern on the conservation status spectrum, and actually have the largest range of any land animal in the Americas. However, due to the ever increasing level of human development and the resulting habitat fragmentation, mountain lion populations are beginning to become isolated from one another.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 14 L x 3.1 W x 6 H
    • Size in inches: 5.51 L x 1.22 W x 2.36 H
    • UPC: 095866291808
    Present Status Because of their solitary lifestyles and secretive natures, getting a concrete count of the mountain lion population is challenging. Biologists estimate that there are probably about 30,000 mountain lions in the United States. Their habitat is mainly confined to the westernmost 14 states of the United States, as well as a small population in Florida called the Florida panther. The Florida panther population is estimated to be fewer than 100 panthers.