Puma Concolor

$150.00

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The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felidae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. It is the second-heaviest cat in the New World, after the jaguar. Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular, although there are daytime sightings. The cougar is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat (subfamily Felidae), than to any species of subfamily Pantherinae, of which only the jaguar is native to the Americas. The cougar is territorial and survives at low population densities. Individual territory sizes depend on terrain, vegetation, and abundance of prey. While large, it is not always the apex predator in its range, yielding to the jaguar, gray wolf, American black bear, and grizzly bear. It is reclusive and mostly avoids people. Fatal attacks on humans are rare, but have recently been increasing in North America as more people enter their territories. This daytime sighting was photographed at Dreher Park which is home to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. Available as 8 x 11 or 11 x 17 b & w photo on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching Fine Art Inkjet Paper and each photograph is personally approved and hand-signed by the artist.

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