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.Intensive hunting following European colonization of the Americas and the ongoing human development of cougar habitat has caused populations to drop in most parts of its historical range.
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In particular, the cougar was extirpated in eastern North America in the beginning of the 20th century, except for an isolated Florida panther subpopulation.
Transient males have been verified in Minnesota, With its vast range across the length of the Americas, P.
It also hunts species as small as insects and rodents.
This cat prefers habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking, but can also live in open areas.
In the 17th century, German naturalist Georg Marcgrave named the cat the cuguacu ara.
Marcgrave's rendering was reproduced by his associate, Dutch naturalist Willem Piso, in 1648.
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An adaptable, generalist species, the cougar is found in most American habitat types.
It is the second-heaviest cat in the New World, after the jaguar.
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