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Mountain Lion

Season for Viewing
Mostly nocturnal, present year-round

Mountain lions seem to do well in the sparsely populated mountain regions of Flaming Gorge, feeding mainly on deer, elk and bighorn sheep. This large cat is very secretive and prefers to lay in ambush for its prey. Mountains lions require a large range and are very territorial, so they are constantly roaming large distances each day (up to 25 miles) protecting their turf.

Photo Courtesy of the Utah DWR

 

Season for Viewing
Mostly nocturnal, present year-round
Best Areas to View
It would be a great stroke of luck to ever see this solitary predator! It is much easier to spot their tracks in snow along the rocky cliffs of Flaming Gorge
Fast Facts
Felix concolor, large tan cat with long tail. 100-150 lbs
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