How often does a mountain lion need to eat?



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    On average, a mountain lion eats 8 to 10 pounds of meat a day. They will usually bring down large game (such as a deer) once a week or so and continue feeding on it daily until it is gone. A female mountain lion with hungry kittens is likely to feed more often, so she can keep her strength and the strength of her kittens up.

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    When mountain lions hunt, they tend to kill large prey relative to their own size. They will gorge on a big meal of flesh, but then not eat again for many days. Paul Houghtaling, a mountain lion researcher, hypothesizes that after such a feast, a lion may not eat again for 10 days. It depends, however, on the seasons and availability of prey at the time.

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