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. Fatal attacks on humans are rare, but have recently been increasing in North America as more people enter their territories.
On average, adult male cougars in British Columbia weigh 56.7 kg (125 lb) and adult females 45.4 kg (100 lb), though several male cougars in British Columbia weighed between 86.4 and 95.5 kg (190 and 211 lb).
The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
Cuguacu ara was then adopted by English naturalist John Ray in 1693.
The family Felidae is believed to have originated in Asia about 11 million years ago.
In the 17th century, German naturalist Georg Marcgrave named the cat the cuguacu ara.