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Species Code: FECO
Mountain Lions occur throughout Washington except the islands and interior steppe. Habitat requirements are stalking cover, prey, and lack of excessive interference by people. Suitable cover is provided by almost any kind of forest, woodland, brush, rocky cliffs, or ledges. Its most common prey is the Mule Deer and its range and density are closely correlated with those of Mule Deer. Mountain Lions avoid large cities but occasionally penetrate the suburbs, but are unlikely to establish long-term residence in such areas. They are found from sea level to tree line but rarely above.
Core areas include all forested zones. In these zones, bare ground, water/wetlands, non-forested, and forested are good habitats. In the Alpine/Parkland zone, forested areas are good habitat.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Mammal Volume by Dave Lester
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