"SIMBA" whose exhibit is sponsored by Disney, at the Orange County Zoo
Mountain Lion, Puma, Cougar, Panther,
Order (Carnivora) Family (Felidae) Genus & Species (Felis concolor)
The Mountain Lion is a highly adaptale wildcat. It lives in habitats ranging from snow-
covered mountains to tropical rainforest.
Sizes, Height: to shoulder, 24-28 in.
Length, Head and body, 5-6 ft.
Tail length, 26-30 in.
Weight, 80-230 lb.
Sexual Maturity: Males, at least 3 years, Females, 2 years. Mating: year- around
Femals usually breed once every 2 years. Gestation: 90-96 days. Litter size: 2-6
Life style Solitary. generally hunt at dawn and dusk, but active by day in areas
undisturbed by man. Diet: Mainly deer, most wild animals. Lifespan: up to 18 years
RELATED SPECIES: Several Subspecies, two endangered: Felis concolor coryi (Florida)
AND f.C. COUGAR (NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA)
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