Mountain Lions are one of the largest cats in North America, mountain lions (also known as cougars or pumas) can be up to six feet in length, exclusive of their tails. Mountain lions are powerfully built, with large paws and sharp claws. Their hind legs are larger and more muscular than their front legs to give them great jumping power. Mountain lions can jump 18 feet from the ground into a tree, and they have been known to jump 20 feet up or down a hillside.
You can help us bring Mountain Lions and other species back from extinction by supporting The Living Desert’s conservation efforts through the adoption program. Together we can save and protect wildlife around the world.