The mountain lion is a beautiful and graceful animal. All their movements almost seem calculated and predetermined so that they never falter and their paws never miss a step. In the rare instance that they do miss a step, they always manage to land on those vigorous paws. The mountain lion has many names attached to it as well, depending on the region: puma, cougar, mountain cat, panther, or catamount. An adaptable, generalist species, the mountain lion is found in every major American habitat type. It is the second heaviest cat in the American continents after the jaguar. Although large, the mountain lion is most closely related to smaller felines. They prefer habitats with dense underbrush and rocky areas for stalking their prey, but they can also live in open areas. Like almost all cats, the mountain lion is a solitary animal. They are secretive and crepuscular, being most active around dawn and dusk. This bronze sculpture was cast using the Lost Wax Method and has a brown patina and it is mounted on a marble base. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 17 X Width 11 inches. Weight: 18 LBS.