Mountain Lion Adaptation  

The mountain lion, or cougar, is the native of North and South Americas. However, it is one of the animals on the endangered list as the numbers are dwindling further and further. It used to be in abundant numbers 100 years ago. It is a territorial animal and likes to live all alone. It does not even co-exist with its female partner except to mate. It usually hunts deer, sheep, goats and other animals.

However, due to the dwindling numbers, it is evident that mountain lions have not been adapting well to the changing landscapes and environment. One of the main problems with its adaptation skills is that the cougar is a solitary animal. It hates any kind of contact even with its own kind. The more humans encroach its living spaces, the more it retracts. It may adapt well to the newer landscapes, or may be not.

The mountain lion is an athletic animal. It can climb the trees and steep rocks. It can climb tall cliffs, and run at a very high speed. Also, it is huge and yet a very sleek animal. However, these adaptations have developed because they are being forced to depend on deserted landscapes as they are looking for solitude. Another adaptation we can notice in the mountain lions other than their size is their large paws and long tail. These paws help them jump greater heights and the tail balances the act of jumping. When they jump steep edges, their tail helps to balance the body.

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