Baby cougar visits NBC4

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Meet Scout, the three and a half month old cougar from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Cougars go by several names, including mountain lion, Florida panther and puma.

The spots that can be seen on the young cougar will eventually disappear when she is fully grown. When fully grown, Scout will weigh around 130 or 140 pounds.

Cougars were once the most common wildcat in North America. Today, they are primarily in the western United States.

This week, the Columbus Zoo is also celebrating the 59th birthday of Colo, the oldest gorilla living in captivity in the world. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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