Males measuring up to 8 feet in length and weighing up to 220 pounds. Females are slightly smaller. Grow up to 6 feet long and weighing up to 140 pounds.
Their retractable claws are razor-sharp and are essential for catching and holding onto prey.
Powerful hind legs adapted to provide incredible bursts of speed when necessary, allowing them to catch prey in short, sudden sprints.
Excellent eyesight and hearing, which help them locate and track prey in all terrain.
Incredibly stealthy and can move silently through their environment, making them even more challenging to detect.
habitats with a mix of vegetation, including woodlands, coniferous forests, and chaparral.
regions with a large prey base, such as deer, a primary food source.
Sierra Nevada mountain range to the coastal regions and even in urban areas.