The Cougar also known as Puma, Mountain Lion and various others names, is a mammal native to the Americas.
This beautiful is now almost extinct in Northern America due to excessive hunting and colonisation by European colonisation of the Americas region. Only in small pockets have sightings of cougars, there where Man has not encroached on their territory..
Cougars are slender and agile cats (part of the Felidae family) . Adults stand about 60 to 76 centimetres (2.0 to 2.5 ft) tall at the shoulders. They live a fairly solitary life, hunting in an area of about 100 miles, where they catch a wide range of prey from deer, elk, sheep cattle, horses, birds etc.
Their reproduction cycle is approximately every two to three years with a litter ranging from one to six kittens. Stress has been the main factor for recent low production of kittens. This stress is caused by man, reducing their living space, indiscriminate hunting by farmers and sports hunters.
The man-made extinction of many mammals, insects, amphibians and flora etc, is causing a serious imbalance and suffering of the natural world.
Every human must begin to understand with total clarity that our selfish ways must stop, as otherwise the destruction to the balance of nature will affect every living being leading to final destruction.
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