The Cougar is a predatory cat featured as a Treasure Guardian in Age of Empires III. It is, along with the Wolf, one of the most common Treasure Guardians in the game, appearing on a plethora of maps. A Cougar is a medium strong Treasure Guardian, not quite as strong as a Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, or Polar Bear, and slightly weaker than the Jaguar, but still more powerful than the Wolf, Coyote and Alligator. Pet Cougars can be trained at the Town Center if the player is allied with the Tupi, and has researched the Animal Lore improvement.

History Edit

"Scientific Name: Felis concolor
Approx. Size: 7 ft. long, 170 lb.
Diet: Large and small mammals

Also commonly called mountain lion, puma, or panther, the cougar has a tawny, red or gray coat and pale belly. Before European settlement of the New World, cougars and their relatives ranged the length and breadth of North and South America, and though their territory is much smaller now, they have one of the largest ranges of any animal in the New World. They chiefly hunt large mammals, but eat smaller game in the absence of larger game.

Buttercup Edit

Buttercup the Pet Cougar is a tamable pet in Age of Empires III. It can be tamed either by allying with the Tupi native tribe, or gained as a Treasure item. Buttercup has a fair amount of HP, good speed, and has a good attack multiplier against Treasure Guardians.
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