Feeding cougars from the perspective of the animal caretakers at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.

These cougars (also called pumas, panthers and mountain lions) may be living at a sanctuary in Florida, but they are just as wild as ever -- and getting this close to one in real life might end poorly for you. Luckily though, Big Cat Rescue captured some stunningly close footage of the cougars at feeding, giving a great view, without getting near those claws.(Source)

Hint: Keep your audio on during the video, cougar noises are not to be missed.

The cougar has the largest range of any wild land animal in the Americas. Its range spans 110 degrees of latitude, from northern Yukon in Canada to the southern Andes. It is one of only three cat species, along with the bobcat and Canada lynx, native to Canada.

Its wide distribution stems from its adaptability to virtually every habitat type: it is found in all forest types, as well as in lowland and mountainous deserts.

The cougar prefers regions with dense underbrush, but can live with little vegetation in open areas. Its preferred habitats include precipitous canyons, escarpments, rim rocks, and dense brush.


Responses to "This Is The Closest You'll Ever Get To A 130-Pound Cougar (VIDEO)"

  1. Morgana says:

    I am so sorry that the space is not enough for them

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not only is the space small but they don't look very wild. Yes they might maul or even kill you but a wild cat never rubs up on a fence for you to feed it.
    Nice looking cats.

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