Cougars in Eastern USA are Florida Panthers, Escaped Captives or Have Dispersed from the West

Eastern Puma delisted as subspecies of American wild cat

The Eastern Cougar has been extinct in America for at least 70 years. However, it remained on the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Wildlife despite being classified as extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It looks as … please continue reading

Do black pumas (cougars) exist?

Black pumas are melanistic pumas (aka: cougars, mountain lions). They are also called black panthers. Melanistic leopards and jaguars are also called black panthers. Jordan Carlton Schaul of the University of Alaska says that black jaguarundis are also referred to … please continue reading

Puma/bobcat Hybrid Florida?

Here are two pictures of what some people have described as possible puma/bobcat hybrids. They aren’t, however, on analysis. A visitor recently made a comment on the unknown Florida Wildcat page. A neighbour of his/her saw a cat that could … please continue reading