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The cougar’s head is round with erect ears; its hind legs are the largest in proportion to its body of any cat. The cougar’s most recognizable feature is its long, heavy tail, which is almost two-thirds the length of its body. Cougars’ coats are generally tawny in color but may vary from silvery-grey to reddish, with lighter patches on the belly, jaws, chin and throat. Attacks on humans remain fairly rare, occurring when a particular cats habituates to humans, is starving or threatened. Estimates of human deaths in Canada and the US due to such attacks range from 14-20 over the last 125 years or so.
Nakobi cougar came to Carolina Tiger Rescue when a big cat sanctuary in Ohio was having financial difficulties and had to close. He came to the Ohio sanctuary after a man dropped him off on their doorstep and never returned. He is always happy to see visitors and “talks” a lot.