Mountain Lions are the second largest wild cat in North America second to the jaguar. Mountain Lion coloration varies, but they typically have yellow-brown to gray-brown fur with a buff colored belly. They are known for their long tails which help them keep balance. Mountain Lions can be found in a variety of habitats from tropical forests to deserts. This is an exceptionally strong species with large claws and paws. They are easily distinguished from other wild cats in Nevada due to their large size and long tails.