The largest cat in North America is the Mountain Lion (aka Cougar, aka Puma), which most people are never lucky enough to see because they’re purposefully elusive. Adults can be about 2.5 ft. tall, and 8 ft. long! They can weigh up to 200 lb. They’re commonly found in places like the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
If you’re asking about the biggest cat in North America (or even the US), then checooley is absolutely right. If South America is included, then the Jaguar presents a size rival to the cougar’s. Jaguars actually roamed much of the America’s though now they are mainly South American and are found in only remote areas (though some have been spotted as far north as Arizona). However, there is a large body size variation among jaguars, average weight can be anywhere from 100 – 250 lbs (45 – 113kg), so only a few are actually bigger than the biggest cougars.
The largest domestic cat in America is Stewie, a 5-year-old Maine Coon cat from Reno. Stewie measures 48.5 inches from his nose to the end of his tail. Main Coons are a hardy breed of cat from Maine that are able to withstand harsh winters of New England because of their thick fur and padded paws. It is not unusual for males to grow up to 13 to 18 pounds and females to reach between 9 and 12 pounds.
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