Mountain Lions

Top cats in North America, the geographically widespread mountain lion has many names. Some of the names are cougar, puma, catamount, mountain lion and panther. When visiting the Zoo Sanctuary, be sure to look up, as our resident mountain lions like to hang out high on their cat walks.

In California, mountain lions can be found from sea level to 10,000 feet and can have territories of 100 square miles. If you live in mountain lion country take time to learn how to keep yourself, livestock, and pets safe.

Adult males range in weight from 130 to 150 pounds, females between 65 and 90 pounds with an age span of 12 years. Kittens depend on their mothers for survival training their first two years.



A bobcat can appear and disappear with its excellent camouflage coat. Can you spot one in the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary bobcat enclosure?

Bobcats are the most common wild cat in North America. Their name comes from their short “bobbed” tails. Bobcats are opportunists and have been known to prey on unguarded domestic animals. Their wild diet includes rabbit, ground squirrel, mice, gopher, wood rats and even deer.

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