The panther has a fairly uniform, tawney brown coat with a lighter under-belly. The tips of their ears are somewhat darker. They are approximately the size of a great dane dog.
Panthers are also known regionally by the names mountain lion, puma, and panther.
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10 square miles for males. 2 square miles for females.
Panthers eat only meat. About 90 % of their diet is feral hog, white-tailed deer, raccoon, and armadillo. Occasionally they consume rabbits, rats, and birds, and on rare occasion alligators. adults will generally eat the equivalent of 1 deer per week.
Panthers will typically have 1 to 4 kits at a time after a gestation period of 95 days. At birth the cubs are blind and confined to the den. Within 2 weeks the kits have opened their eyes and begin hunting with their mothers within 2 months. Panther kits live with their mothers for up to two years as they learn how to hunt.
Cougars are usually quiet, but under some circumstances they do communicate through vocalizations. Sounds they make have been described as chirps, peeps, whistles, purrs, moans, screams, growls, and hisses. When frightened, kittens emit a series of short, high-pitched peeps. Kittens and mothers keep track of each other with whistles. Females signal their readiness to mate by yowling or caterwauling.
Relationship with Humans
Urban sprawl and poaching have caused some species of panther, specifically the Florida Panther, to approach extinction.