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Puma concolor


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.

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

He purrs very loudly and has a sound that is a bit like a warble, too! :)

KarenL 8 years ago

Fabulous! I love cougars - they are the only big cats I've heard meow like a domestic cat!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 8 years ago

Its like, Meh. whatever!

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Thanks, Seema and Scott. I especially liked his expression in the first shot!

Seema 8 years ago

nice expressions

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Thanks, sarahaw1981. I saw him again briefly today and he is a really beautiful cat and very vocal! I'm glad that he could be rescued and can live out his life in safety.

sarahaw1981 8 years ago

Beautiful series, fantastic looking animal!!

Maria dB
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Maria dB

Pittsboro, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Dec 1, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2013

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