Cougars, also commonly known as Panthers, Pumas, and Mountain Lions, are the largest species of the lesser cats. They have a great sense of hearing as well as sight. Cougars are very agile, with capabilities of jumping eighteen feet vertically and thirty feet horizontally, making them great predators. But did you know that Cougars are the biggest species of cat that can still meow and even purr? Check this out. Hi. [Purrs] Wow! Wow! Hi, baby. Pretty incredible, huh? This makes Cougars one of the cutest killing machines.