puma (Puma concolor)
The mountain lion is the largest cat in the park. It can easily be distinguished from the bobcat not only by its larger size, but also by its long tail. Also known as "panther" or "painter" in the southern Appalachians, this animal is generally tawny or yellowish-brown above and dull whitish to buff below. The sides of the muzzle, the backs of the ears, and the tip of the tail are black or dark brown.
- States/US Territories in which the puma, FL is known to or is believed to occur: Florida
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|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|08/14/1991||Northeast Region (Region 5)||U.S.A. (FL)|
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No recovery information is available for the puma, FL.
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the puma, FL.
» Conservation Plans
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Western Riverside MSHCP (One permit w/ 22 permittees)|
No petition findings have been published for the puma, FL.
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