Starting with cougar (people also called it Puma). Know some comparisons between Puma vs Cougar. I tried to put some description about Puma and cougar. Hope you people like it.
Cougar also known as Mountain lion, panther and mountain cat, it is found in America, Canada and calculate among the large terrestrial mammals. It’s habitat is American regions, it comes under second heaviest cats after jaguar.
They are solitary animals and more looks like a domestic cat rather than fearless species. Cougar (Puma) diet include elk, deer, mouse, sheep, cattle, houses, rodents. It used to avoid people living in nearby areas. We have seen very rare cougar attacks on human beings.
Due to loss of habitat, it becomes difficult for cougars to survive. It also has the Guinness record of having the highest number of names. Sub-family of cougars (Puma) is Felidae and it is very much similar to cats. It has 32 sub- species. The complete characteristics like weight, life span, size, length, tail size, shoulder size and all are covered below in comparison section.
Gray wolf facts
It is also known with the name timber wolf and found in America, Africa and Eurasia. It is largest member of its family, weights around 43-45 Kg. It has long, bushy and grayish winter fur and also found in red, white, brown and black color.
It belongs to genus and have specialty of hunting large preys. It shows highly expressive behavior towards its prey. The greater threat for gray wolfs are again humans and tigers. They feed on livestock, carrion, garbage, smaller animals etc. They are world well researched animal because many books written on it.
It has been associated with humans because of strong connection with livestock. They used to hunt livestock and directly or indirectly come in contact with humans. It is ancestor of the dog.
You should also know some comparisons like wolverine vs gray wolf. Both hunt in same way. So, it would be interesting to know who would win the fight between Gray wolf vs wolverine.
Compare Cougar vs Gray wolf / Puma vs Gray wolf
The detailed comparison between Cougar (Puma), mountain lion vs Gray wolf are given below.
|Animals||Gray wolf||Cougar( Puma)|
|Average Length||105-160 cm||50-275 cm|
|Average Tail||29-50 cm||63-95 cm|
|Average Height||80-85 cm||60-90 cm|
|Area||North America, North Africa, Eurasia||American and Canadian areas|
|Habitat||Grasslands, deserts, arctic tundras and forests||Forest types, mountains, deserts, dense underbrush and open areas|
|Teeth||Cusp pattern, heavy and large||Muscular jaws, long canine and wide gape|
|Weight||43-45 kg||42-62 Kg|
|Average Life Span||6-13 years||8-13 years|
Who will win the fight? The main question, who will win whether it is Gray wolf or Cougar (also known as Puma). I explained comparison and difference between them. Now, it is high time to tell who going to win the fight.
It is much easy to say that Cougar (Puma) would win the fight as they are bigger in size and very powerful in comparison to gray wolf. I have seen a video in which Cougar is winner in comparison to Gray wolf.
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