"SIMBA" whose exhibit is sponsored by Disney, at the Orange County Zoo

Mountain Lion, Puma, Cougar, Panther, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 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 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx RELATED SPECIES: Several Subspecies, two endangered: Felis concolor coryi (Florida) AND f.C. COUGAR (NORTHEASTERN NORTH AMERICA)



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