Mountain Lions (also known as cougars, pumas, and catamounts) are beautiful, large cats that are found all over the Americas. Lorelai, my animal-obsessed 5 year-old, asked me to make a printable after seeing one in her animal encyclopedia. It had been on my list of crafts to design for a while, so I jumped right on it. She chose to craft this little guy in metallic yellow (gold) and cream. Instead of gluing down the legs, we used brad fasteners so she could move them back and forth. I love how she glued the tail pointing upwards; I had designed it pointing down but she decided he was a “scaredy cat” and it needed to be pointing the other way. =) Print below and enjoy!!
Facts About Mountain Lions:
- Mountain Lions are an endangered species.
- They are carnivores and can weigh up to 136 lbs (62 kg)
- They prey on deer and s maller animals such as coyotes, porcupines, and raccoons. They hunt at night or in the hours of dawn/dusk.
- They are solitary (shy) animals and only a few cats will live in a 30-mile range. They are very protective of their territory!
- Read more facts about mountain lions here
Mountain Lion Sounds (warning: may be scary for little children)