Learn About Brady

  • Classification: Mammal
  • Species: Cougar (Puma concolor)
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 20-30yrs
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 8-10yrs
  • Length: 4-9ft
  • Weight: 75-250lbs
  • Height: 2.5ft (at shoulder)
  • Range in the Wild: Western Hemisphere, Canada to South America, small dwindling population in Florida
  • Habitat in the Wild: mountainous, coniferous forests, dry brush land, grasslands, swamps, lowland tropics, anywhere with adequate cover and prey
  • Diet: Carnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: small mammals, large game
    • Diet at Wildlife Images: donated meats, venison, poultry
    • Gender: Male

Transferred at 14 weeks of age, Brady was brought to Wildlife Images for permanent placement as an Education Ambassador. He was born in captivity and raised around people, stealing many hearts upon his arrival. You will frequently see baby Brady pictures around our facility with his sparkling blue eyes and spotted coat. Brady is a close representation of the size and color that you would see with our own local cougars. He has been growing well but still maintains a kitten-like sense of play, vocalization, and socialization. However, especially at feeding time, we get to witness just how powerful these animals are. Due to the instinctual nature of cougars, we maintain a ‘no free contact’ policy with our cougars at Wildlife Images to protect both humans and animals at our facility. These cats are very powerful and take special care and caution to work around.