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Names for mountain lions

· Dev Purandare

Today I learned there are more than 40 English names for the mountain lion, a Guinness world record. Yet I couldn’t quickly find a list of all of them, so I dug them up:

Names for Mountain Lions:

  1. American Lion
  2. American Panther
  3. Bender
  4. Black Puma
  5. Brazilian Cat
  6. Brown Tiger
  7. Catamount
  8. Cat-o-mountain
  9. Cougar
  10. Cougare
  11. California Lion
  12. Deer Cat
  13. Deer-killer
  14. Deer Tiger
  15. Florida Panther
  16. Great Panther
  17. Ghost Cat
  18. Indian Devil
  19. King Cat
  20. Lion
  21. Lyon
  22. Mexican Lion
  23. Mountain Cat
  24. Mountain Demon
  25. Mountain Devil
  26. Mountain Tiger
  27. Mountain Screamer
  28. Painted Cat
  29. Painter
  30. Pampas Cat
  31. Panther
  32. Panthere
  33. Poltroon Tiger
  34. Puma
  35. Purple Panther
  36. Purple Feather
  37. Red Lion
  38. Red Panther
  39. Red Tiger
  40. Rocky Mountain Lion
  41. Silver Lion
  42. Sneak Cat
  43. Swamp Screamer
  44. Tiger
  45. Tyger
  46. Tyger of America
  47. Varmint
  48. Wild Cat

Sources:

  1. https://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/mountain_lion.html
  2. THE COUGAR OR MOUNTAIN LION BY CLAUDE T. BARNES, F. Z. S. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/coo.31924002895989?urlappend=%3Bseq=17%3Bownerid=27021597768386814-21