The Mountain Lion is a class 5 feline. It can be hunted in the Silver Ridge Peaks Reserve.
In line with its scientific biological description, in-game, the Mountain Lion is identical in every aspect (other than its name) to the Puma in Parque Fernando. In many ways the Mountain Lion is not counted as its own species: it does not have an own entry in the game's codex, it is not accounted for as a species in the "total of 56 animals" of the game, and it can be used in Puma multi-mounts.
The Mountain Lion, also known as cougar, catamount or puma (among over 40 other names in English alone) is the largest of small cats belonging to the genus Puma, of which it is the only surviving member. The mountain lion is an ambush predator that preys on a wide variety of species and survives in an ever wider variety of habitats. It can be found from western Canada all the way to the tip of South America. Capable of growing to sizes larger than certain "big cat" species of the genus Panthera, the mountain lion's shoulder-height can climb to nearly a meter and it can often weigh over 100 kg, despite averaging more closely to 70 kg. Mountain Lions are incapable of roaring, due to a lack of the specialized larynx and hyoid apparatus unique to the Panthera genus, but do make several growling, snarling and purring sounds, in addition to an iconic and terrifying shriek. Mountain Lions, despite being solitary animals, are a known menace for cattle ranchers and farmers. They are able to incapacitate and kill full-grown cows, deer, and other large animals, but are rarely spotted in the wild by adventurers or trekkers due to their secretive and elusive nature. Apart from habitat fragmentation and human hunting, the mountain lion is rarely threatened in its natural home, where it is a respected predator, feared by man and beast alike.
|Behaviour||Extremely aware and sensitive|
|Habitat||All possible regions in the home range|
|Senses||Excellent sense of hearing, smell and vision|
|Social||Highly solitary occasionally in small groups|
|Active||Dusk to Dawn|
|Weapon Class 5, Predator "Distressed Fawn" Caller|
|Difficulty||1 (Trivial) - 9 (Legendary)|
Need Zone Times
|00:00 - 06:30||Feeding|
|06:00 - 08:30||Drinking|
|08:00 - 17:30||Resting|
|17:00 - 18:30||Drinking|
|18:00 - 00:30||Feeding|
The Mountain Lion can be used for the multi-mounts "Collision" and "Tactical Espionage", which were originally meant for the Puma.
Mountain lions can be found in the northern parts of Silver Ridge Peaks.