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
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.