Cougar | Puma concolor couguar | Eastern population
Status: Data Deficient
Last Examination and Change: April 1998 (Changed)
Canadian Occurrence: ON, QC, NB, NS
Status Criteria: Not applicable
Reason for Designation: Despite many sightings in the past two decades from eastern Canada, there are insufficient data to evaluate the taxonomy or assign a status to this cougar. There may not be a distinct "eastern" subspecies, and some sightings may be of escaped pets.
Status History: Designated Endangered in April 1978. Species considered in April 1998 and placed in the Data Deficient category.