Mountain lions are an apex predator in areas such as the Rocky Mountains. Mountain lions go by many names: cougars, pumas, panthers, and catamounts. Like all cats, mountain lions are carnivores who can only digest meat.

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A carnivore is an organism that mostly eats meat, or the flesh of animals. Sometimes carnivores are called predators.