his big cat has over 40 names in English; names like Mountain Screamer and Deer Tiger, Swamp Lion and Indian Devil*.
But we are more familiar with the names Cougar, Puma, and Mountain Lion.
Cougars are the fourth largest cat in the world, but are not considered a true big cat because they cannot roar. They do hiss, growl and purr, and are well-known for their screams*.
IK1**: Adult coloring is plain (silvery to tawny to red)
IK2: Lighter contrasting fur from underbelly up to chin
IK3: black coloring around whiskers
Check out the links below for some fun information about cougars!
**Identification Key (More about identification keys here.)