In an attempt to capitalize on the zeitgeist associated with cougars, ABC debuted a new sitcom in 2009 starring former Friends actress Courtney Cox called Cougar Town.
The target on this episode refers to himself as a "cougar hunter" and believes he is competing on a dating show for the chance to date a recently widowed older woman.
Google stood firm on their decision, however, stating in an email to the company that the problem was "around the concept of 'cougar dating' as a whole."
That's one of the many questions and topics raised on the Cougar's Den website, the home for the Canadian branch of the Cougar Events organization.
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tony and Heather Randall, even the "cougar" relationship of Demi Moore and Aston Kutcher are written about as if they are scandalous.
Actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Collins and Demi Moore all dated and married men who were much younger than they, the former two before the term 'cougar' was ever used.
The Urban Dictionary calls a cougar a mature woman (usually between the ages of 30 and 50) who frequently seeks the companionship (romantic and otherwise) of men who are 10 to 20 years their junior.
The Mexican cougar (Felis hippolestes aztecus) is found in the west.
The grizzly bear, cougar, coyote, prairie dog and antelope are still found in several of the Western states, and the grey wolf is common in the West and in northern Minnesota, \Visconsin and Michigan.
In British Columbia the puma or cougar, sometimes called the panther and the American lion, still frequently occurs; and in all parts the common fox and the silver fox, the lynx, beaver, otter, marten, fisher, wolverene, mink, skunk and other fur-bearing animals.