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Modern Weights and Measurements of Wild Cougars

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or the first time, scientists in the Santa Monica Mountains are now tracking a third adult male — and he's a big one. P-45, as they now call him, was captured and tagged on November 21. He weighed 150 pounds at the time he was tagged and collared, and that's bigger than all of the cats studied in the mountain range except for P-1, the big guy that got this all started.

Researchers are trying to figure out what to make of P-45. From the National Park Service release:

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2015/1...tain_l.php



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P35 was captured in the middle of the Santa Susana Mountains on April 15th 2014.  She appeared healthy weighing 43kg and estimated to be around 4-5 years old.  We are currently still following her with a working GPS radio-collar that collects 8 locations/day.  She has mostly been using the middle of the mountains around the Oat Mountain area.
http://www.urbancarnivores.com/mountain-lions-1-1/



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Once photographic evidence was found of this male mountain lion, National Park Service biologists set cage traps (with proper permits) near Lake Hollywood, just adjacent to Griffith Park, to attempt to capture him.  In March of 2012, National Park Service biologists humanely captured and radio-collared him, very soon after his discovery. He weighed approximately 120 pounds and was estimated to be 3 years old. Genetic testing performed in the Robert Wayne Lab at UCLA shows that he is genetically related to mountain lions from the Santa Monica Mountains. Therefore, he probably crossed two freeways (the I-405 and 101 Freeway) to get to Griffith Park! That means he likely originated in the Topanga State Park area, crossed the I-405 into Bel Air and Beverly Hills and traveled east to cross the 101 Freeway into Griffith Park.  Now, with his radio-collar, National Park Service biologists are able to use GPS technology to study his movement and activity patterns, diet, and monitor his health. 


http://www.urbancarnivores.com/p22-the-hollywood-lion/
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http://abc7.com/pets/mountain-lion-p-41-...ns/755609/
P-41 is estimated to be an adult male weighing 130 pounds.
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This series of pictures shows myself and fellow grad students fitting an adult male cougar (Puma concolor) with a tracking collar for another student's project. The animal weighed (first picture - that's me on the left) 155 pounds.

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http://wldlfr.blogspot.com/2011/03/couga...hills.html
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On the morning of 24 October, 2009 we captured and collared our third female of the study. Orvel Fletcher's hounds had apparently bayed one or more puma in the inaccessible bluffs of this canyon on the 23d. LF3 is approximately 2 years old, weighs 32 Kg (70lb) female, has a total length of 186 cm (73in), tail length of 73 cm (29in). Her right front paw heel pad measures 48 mm (1.9in) long and 54 mm (2.0in) wide. She was anesthetized with Ketamed reversed with Atipamezole. Furman's Wild Semester class had a second opportunity to participate in collaring and data collection. As of 7:20am on the 25th LF3 appears to be in good health.

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On 14 October, 2009 Matthew McCollister captured and collared the second mature male for our study. The puma was in excellent health and the capture went smoothly with no complications. This large male weighed 120 lbs (55kg) and measured 80 inches (204cm) in total length.


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http://furmancougar.blogspot.com/2009_10...chive.html



A healthy animal just over 100 pounds! She has three kittens that weigh about 30 pounds and they have all been living well off the local deer population.

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https://myeverydayphotos.com/2013/01/29/cougar-capture/


LM4 is a healthy 4-5 year old puma weighing ~ 50kg (110lbs).  We use photos of the teeth to age the animal based on incisor wear and the amount of gum line recession observed on the canines.

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4-5 year old LM-4 healthy male cougar 50kg
http://furmancougar.blogspot.com/
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Skull from Canada: 19 cm long -  13,5 cm wide - Upper fang 3,5 cm long - lower fang 2,5 cm long
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Skull from Apure, Venezuela: length of the skull 20,4 cm - wide 13,8 cm - upper fang 3,2 cm long - lower fang 2,5 cm long
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Puma Skull from Apure, Venezuela
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Skull from Apure, Venezuela: length of skull 20,1 cm - wide 14,1 cm - upper fang 3,1 cm - lower fang 2,7 cm
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Skull from Apure, Venezuela
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Skull of Apure, Venezuela: length of skull 18,2 cm - wide 12,8 cm - upper fang 2,5 cm - lower fang 2 cm
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Their skull still looks distinctly feline, and the canine teeth are also significantly less impressive than those of the pantherine.
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Skull from Estado Guarico, Venezuela
Length 17,5 cm - Wide 12,5 cm - Upper fang 2,4 cm - Lower fang 2 cm 
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Measurements of Pumas of San Andres Mountains, New Mexico, USA
male masses ranged from 45,4 to 71,7 kg and females masses from 24,5 to 40 kg. Total lengths for males from 200 to 227 cms, and females ranged from 172 to 205 cms. Height at the shoulders for males from 54 to 67,5 cm, and for females from 43 to 61 cm. Book Desert Puma Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation of an Enduring Carnivore.
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Pumas of Pantanal Region, Brazil
Measurements of skulls and weights taken from the Book Jaguar Hunting in the Mato Grosso and Bolivia by Tony de Almeida


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Good info @epaiva, and we can see that the skull and weight are generally positively correlated.
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Table with measurements and weights of adult Pumas from different locations, taken from the book Wild Cats of the World (Mel Sunquist and Fiona Sunquist)


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