puma genus“Puma” is one of the cougar’s many names. It is also the name of the genus the cougar is a member of (Puma concolor). A genus is a biological classification.


There are two other wild cats that belong to the Puma genus:

  • Puma pardoides (Owen’s Panther)
  • Puma yagouaroundi (jaguarundi)

The cougar is a wild cat that inhabits Canada, the USA, Central America and South America. Read all about the cougar here.

Puma Conservation Groups

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