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 Tupi Animal Lore.
"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."
"A domesticated cougar that is good against guardians."—In-game description
Buttercup the Pet Cougar is a pet Cougar in Age of Empires III. It can be either tamed by allying with the Tupi native tribe and researching Tupi Animal Lore that allows them to be trained at the Town Center, or gained as a Treasure item. Buttercup has a fair amount of hit points, good speed, and has a good attack multiplier against Treasure Guardians.
Fierce Cougar Edit
"A hungry cougar that will attack on sight."—In-game description
"Dangerous animal"—In-game description
|Animals in Age of Empires III|
|Friendly huntables||Bighorn Sheep · Bison · Capybara · Caribou · Deer · Elephant · Elk · Giant Salamander · Guanaco · Ibex · Marco Polo Sheep · Moose · Musk Deer · Musk Ox · Nilgai · Pronghorn · Rhea · Saiga · Serow · Tapir · Turkey|
|Treasure Guardians||Alligator · Black Bear · Black Panther · Cougar · Coyote · Grizzly Bear · Jaguar · Lion · Lion-Tailed Macaque · Monitor Lizard · Orangutan · Panda · Polar Bear · Rhinoceros · Snow Leopard · Snow Monkey · Tibetan Macaque · Tiger · White Tiger · Wolf|
|Marine Guardians||Great White Shark · Orca|
|Fish||Bass · Carp · Catfish · Cod · Mahi-mahi · Mola Mola · Salmon · Sardines · Squid · Tarpon · Tuna|
|Whales||Beluga Whale · Humpback Whale · Minke Whale|
|Herdables||Cow · Goat · Llama · Sheep · Water Buffalo · Yak|