Museum quality giclee on artist's canvas by Frank Allnutt.

Photo: Philadelphia Zoo/Creative Commons.

Those Eyes!

A Cougar Up Close

Giclées on Canvas
from $36

Greeting Cards

Small flat 14” x 11”
Large flat 20” x 16”
Gallery Wrap 15” x 12”
Floater 20” hx 16”
Blue Pine 20” x 16”
Rustic 20” hx 16”
5 Cards 7" x 5"
Museum Quality—frameable!

5 cards and envelopes

5" x 7" no glare matte finish

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Shy and elusive, cougars live solitary lives within a system of mutual avoidance. Males and females interact for breeding when females are about 2.5 years old. Giving birth throughout the year, females can have litters of up to four kittens, but only one or two survive. Born spotted, the kittens stay with their mothers for about 18 months, after which time they will leave in search of their own home range. Males weight up to 150 pounds and can measure eight feet long, from nose to end of tail.

In a healthy ecosystem, cougars are a top predator, helping to balance wildlife populations. Deer are their primary food sources, and the presence of deer indicates likely presence of cougars. However, as opportunistic feeders, cougars can survive on a variety of prey including rodents, birds, porcupines, fish and raccoons, as well as livestock and domestic animals.

© Frank Allnutt