Cougar header Yellowstone Cougar - National Park Service photo by W. L. Miller
  • Report Cougar Observations

  • Michigan Cougar History

    Cougars were originally native to Michigan, but were extirpated from Michigan around the early 1900s.

  • Description and Life History

    The cougar, also known as a puma, panther, catamount or mountain lion, is a large-sized wild cat.

  • Cougar-Human Interactions

    The DNR recognizes that, although highly unlikely, the potential for human-cougar encounters exists, and knowledge is the best tool for minimizing the potential for an attack.