The following story was written by freelance writer, Chelsea Harvey for the Washington Post
In July, the death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of trophy hunter Walter Palmer sparked international outrage, incited widespread debate about the ethics of trophy hunting, and provoked calls to the U.S. government to ban the import of trophies from other countries. But . . .
A few lucky residents in the city of San Dimas (Los Angeles County) experienced a rare sighting of a mountain lion cub on Sunday night.
Around 7:30 p.m. a patrol deputy spotted the young cat and called for backup. It took about an hour of following the animal until officers were able to corner him in a parking lot near a bowling alley.
Citing too many female lions killed in 2014, Sam Wilson, the Nebraska Game Commission's carnivore program manager, recently announced that Nebraska's moratorium on hunting mountain lions would extend at least through the 2016 hunting season.
In 2014, the Nebraska Game Commission, over objections from noted biologists and the conservation community, decided that a regulated hunting season . . .
The South Dakota Game Commission voted over the weekend to reduce the 2016 Black Hills mountain lion hunting quota to 60 lions from the previous year's 75.
Some conservationists see this action as a first move by the Commission in recognizing that the lion population in the Black Hills has been over hunted. Opponents claim that the last two years of dismal hunting results are more a . . .
The accompanying photo was taken by Lucerne Valley Daily Press Staff Writer Peter Day
Late yesterday afternoon, drivers on a rural highway, just outside the Southern California community of Lucerne Valley, experienced a rare sight - a mountain lion sitting atop a 35-foot high wooden power-line pole.
According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) . . .
Out of the ashes of California's recent mega-fires, a little miracle emerged.
Last week, Bobbie Carne and her fellow animal rescuers were saving abandoned pets and livestock along the edges of the Butte fire. During their search she and a couple young girls came across a slightly scorched mountain lion kitten.
Allowing itself to be picked up and removed from danger, the . . .
Earlier this week, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority released a long-awaited study by Caltrans concluding that building the nation's largest wildlife "bridge" over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was feasible.
Projected to cost $33 million to $38 million, the 165-foot-wide, 200-foot-long overpass, complete with drought-tolerant vegetation, near Liberty Canyon Road . . .