|Mountain Lion (Felis concolor)|
DESCRIPTION: Females weigh up to about 75 lbs. (34 kg) while males may weigh up to 145 lbs. (66 kg). They over 6'. Overall brown above with dark-tipped, long tail.
NATURAL HISTORY: Carnivorous, especially deer, but also Javelina, Bighorn Sheep, jackrabbits, and other smaller mammals. Active at all times of the day. Solitary except for about two weeks during mating season. Home ranges vary with habitat quality and prey availability. Very rarely attack humans; usually secretive and difficult to spot. When a new male takes over the territory of a previous male, he will often kill any cubs he finds so that the females come into estrus sooner and he can father their cubs.
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