Mountain Lion

  • Scientific name: Puma concolor
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Felidae
  • Genus: Puma
  • Species: P. concolor

Fun Facts


  • The mountain lion is the largest of the North American cats.
  • They can bound up to 40 feet running, leap 15 feet up a tree, and walk many miles at 10 miles per hour (mph).
  • They can reach speeds of 50 mph in a sprint.
  • Their diet consists primarily of deer.
  • They live anywhere from 12 to 15 years.
  • The mountain lion can weigh anywhere from 75 to 200 pounds.
Mountain Lion