Mountain lions, also known as cougars, are carnivorous animals that primarily hunt and feed on a variety of prey in the wild. Their diet can vary depending on their location, but some common prey species include:
- Bighorn sheep
- Domestic livestock (such as cattle or sheep)
- Small mammals (such as rabbits, rodents, or raccoons)
Mountain lions are highly skilled hunters and are known for their ability to ambush their prey with quick, powerful attacks. They use their powerful jaws and teeth to deliver a bite to the neck or head of their prey, which quickly kills or incapacitates it.
Mountain lions are opportunistic hunters and will take advantage of any available food sources, including scavenging on the remains of other animals that have been killed by other predators or natural causes.