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What is the difference between Pumas and Cougars?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Nov 23, 2020

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N. Reyes

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N. Reyes
N. Reyes, Writer, B.ed, California

Answered Oct 15, 2020

Cougars are the fourth largest animal of the feline persuasion, they tend to live in the mountains, and they have a slender build. Their coat is equal parts yellow and brown, but the belly is white with some dark patches. The coat may also be a silvery grey or reddish color minus the intricate stripes. They do not have the same vocal pronouncement as lions, panthers, and jaguars maintain or, in other words, they do not roar.

They do, however, project low-pitched hisses, purrs, growls, and whistles. Cougars have the most massive hind paw of all the big cats. Cougar is the popular name in North America, while Puma is the popular name in South America. Puma is a big cat species. The body of the Puma contains dull coats that range from silvery grey to reddish-brown. Pumas have a round face, erected ears, and the rear of these species is as long as it’s head and body. The Puma is muscular with large, sharp paws and laws.

The areas that a puma is typically found include Southern Argentina, Chile, and Alaska. It is the second-largest cat in the family of big cats, only second to the jaguar. Even though they are small in stature, they are related to the smaller feline species. Pumas are also commonly known as cougars and mountain lions.

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H. Martin

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H. Martin, Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered Sep 16, 2020

Puma and cougars are wild cats or mountain lions, but in fashion, it refers to two types of women who are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. There is a lot of difference between a puma and cougars.

Puma refers to a woman who is in her late 20s and 30s who date younger men. These types of women wear fashionable types of dresses and love listening to the trendiest music. They are mainly seen hanging in bars and clubs, and also these women hunt in groups for a man of their choice.

Cougar is women in their 40s and 50s; they are interested in men younger than them who are below 25 years of age. Women who are referred to as cougar are committed to one man; they move from one to the other. A cougar will also not readily come forward to accept a man unless he is satisfied; these make the more matured than the pumas.

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M. Gomez

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M. Gomez, Writer, Mass communication, Leeds

Answered Jul 10, 2020

There are a lot of animals that are part of the cat family. Cougars and Pumas are just two of the creatures that you can find. Puma is considered to be the largest cat in the small cat category of this species. Take note that a lot of people consider cougars and pumas to be the same because they are mountain lions.

There are a lot of animals that are part of the cat family. Cougars and Pumas are just two of the
People may use these two terms interchangeably. One of the reasons why people call them differently depending on the location is due to that precisely. They can be found in various locations, so naturally, people had to come up with names to call this species. The word “cougar” seems to come from South America, while “puma” is the name that was used by the Incas.

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