Mountain lion, Puma, Cougar, Panther or Catamount are all names for this magnificent Cat that is native to the Americas. He is the greatest of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
Kitty (by Justin Lo). Did you know that a Puma, a Mountain Lion, a Cougar & a Panther (not to be confused with Black Panthers of Asia, Africa & Latin America) are all the same animal? The Latin name for the smallest of the big cats is Puma concolor.