This country's big wildcat - called a puma or mountain lion or panther in different regions - is common in some units of the National Park System west of the Mississippi River.
The big cat - thought to be either a puma or a panther - has been blamed for mauling several sheep after being set loose by a rogue owner who faced prosecution once it was caught, police said.
Even easily recognizable species such as bobcat, puma , tiger, leopard, cheetah and ocelot were unstudied, and virtually nothing was known about what they needed in terms of space and food.
Known by many names - puma , cougar, catamount, panther - this large feline predator was once wide-spread throughout much of North America.
This is the mountain lion, the puma , the cougar.
Cougar, puma , mountain lion, catamount, panther - by any name, this big cat has inspired wilderness lovers across the country.
Docile and inoffensive by nature, the anteater's principal enemies are the puma and the jaguar.
This was not an African lion but an American mountain lion also known as a cougar or puma , a cat the size of a leopard that was once rare and considered virtually harmless.
The British Big Cats Society says its 15-month survey indicates there is little doubt that big cats such as leopards, lynxes and pumas are roaming Britain.
But a new survey suggests that the country may now be home to wild leopards, pumas , and other big cats.