How fast is a puma/mountain lion/cougar/panthers top speed?
YOU WERE RIGHT A TOUGH ONE. The puma can reach speeds up to 35 mph. Cougars– have large paws and proportionally the largest hind legs in the cat family This physique allows it great leaping and short-sprint ability. An exceptional vertical leap of 5.4 m (18 ft) is reported for the cougar. Horizontal jumping capability is suggested anywhere from 6 to 12 m (20 to 40 ft). The cougar can run as fast as 55 km/h (35 mph), but is best adapted for short, powerful sprints rather than long chases. Mountain lions– prefer deer or elk, but will eat whatever is available, including animals as small as rabbits or poodles. A leon hunts just like an enormous house cat. It stalks to within a few feet of its prey, then rushes forward in a blur of tawny speed as fast as 40 miles per hour and leaps onto its prey. Panthers– are most active at dusk and dawn, they can travel 15-20 miles a day, often moving in a zig-zag pattern, though they tend to rest during the daytime, travel & hunt during the cooler ho