Anything for Love? This Cougar Did His Best - 12 Pictures

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Cougars are also being called a mountain lion, panther or puma. Despite their scary looks, they can’t roar like the rest of big cats instead they can only purr like a cute house cat, even though they are the second largest cats in the world. A female cougar and a male cougar look pretty much the same, they both look like a large house cat, the only difference is in size, a male cougar can weigh around 70kg (150lb) while a female can only weigh around 45kg (100lb). Since there are no original images as an illustrations, we will show you some random images of cougars we've chosen for you.

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Even though the cougar in this story traveled such great lengths to find a mate, cougars are not monogamous animals, meaning they mate only once with a female they find, after that the mother raises her kittens till they reach a sexually active age which is around 2 years upon birth, at which they leave and continue living alone, as the solitary creatures they are. They contact another member of the species only to mate, and it can happen during any time of the year.

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This is a story about one special young cougar from Black Hills in South Dakota that decided to go on a journey to find his mate instead of staying in the Black Hills. His story is extraordinary because of incredible length of his journey and the places he was appearing. He had good reasons why he made the choice to travel and we will explain some of them to you so you can get a better insight into his motivations and understand him.

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Cougars have a well defined male hierarchy in their societies, and it is based on an age difference. The older and mature cougars are very respected and feared by younger male cougars and females mostly mate with mature ones. Those big cougars control big territories and within those territories a young cougars that become sexually mature at around 24 months of age, can’t find a mate since mature cougars have some sort of a monopoly over the females in the borders of their territory.

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Young males are than faced with a choice, either they can prove their dominance by fighting and defeating a mature big cougar, by which they would earn the respect of others and females, or set off on a quest to find a mate somewhere else and leave the ones that belong to the territory owners.

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