Cougar at the Oregon Zoo, in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon
The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere. [from wikipedia]
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Cougar Rested
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(Date Photographed: 15:20:33 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 3 January 2018)
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A cougar sat high up in his enclosure and rested while watching the ground below.


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A Sound
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(Date Photographed: 15:22:14 Friday 10 November 2017)
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A sound caught the cougar's attention causing it to look to one side.


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On A Roof
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(Date Photographed: 15:22:17 Friday 10 November 2017)
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The cougar lay on a platform just behind a fake roof inside its enclosure.


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The Platform
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(Date Photographed: 15:23:00 Friday 10 November 2017)
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The elevated platform as viewed from the side. The wire screen that created the wall, separating the humans from the cougar, was only slightly out of focus.


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Cougar Crossing
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(Date Photographed: 15:23:08 Friday 10 November 2017)
(Date Published: Wednesday 3 January 2018)
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A sign on the wire wall described:

Cougar-safe
zone
What should you do if
you encounter a cougar?

Don't run --a cougar's first
instinct is to chase.

Instead, open your arms wide and make yourself seem big. Stand tall and speak loudly but calmly. Maintain eye contact and don't turn your back. Convince the cougar that you are too big or dangerous to bother with.


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