Cougars, a.k.a. Mountain Lions or Pumas, are mostly found within the forested areas and canyonlands on the Navajo Nation. They are very shy, secretive and rarely seen in the wild. Often finding their tracks is the only evidence of their travels. Cougars are canivores preferring large mammals like mule deer for food.
Cougars are named Náshdóítsoh in the Navajo language. The Cougar was given to one of the Navajo Clans as their protector and guide as they journeyed back to NavajoLand.