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twofacedsheep:

A Florida Panther with still visible spots, and her young cub.
Cougars cubs retain their dark spots for up to 14 weeks, after that they begin to fade. The faded spots are still visible after a year, and in some cases ghosts of the markings remain for up to three years. So this girl might just be a young mother, as females have been known to successfully mate at as young as 20 months old.

twofacedsheep:

A Florida Panther with still visible spots, and her young cub.

Cougars cubs retain their dark spots for up to 14 weeks, after that they begin to fade. The faded spots are still visible after a year, and in some cases ghosts of the markings remain for up to three years. So this girl might just be a young mother, as females have been known to successfully mate at as young as 20 months old.