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7/21/2014

Another Protected Florida Panther Dies

According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), the remains of a 7-year-old radio-collared male panther were found recently in Collier County.

The panther's carcass was found in a serious state of decomposition, however FWCC officials believe the animal was killed by another panther.

This is the 18th recorded Florida panther death in 2014. Twelve of . . .
7/17/2014

Camper Reports Seeing Mountain Lion, But 'It Was Just A Raccoon'

This story by Daymond Steer was reposted from The Conway Daily Sun


TAMWORTH, NH — A camper's 9-1-1 call about a wild critter outside his tent was apparently greatly exaggerated.

On Tuesday, June 24th, the Carroll County sheriff's office . . .
7/14/2014

Possible Unjustified Killing of a Mountain Lion by San Bernardino Sheriff Deputies

In what may turn out to be a violation of state law, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies killed a juvenile mountain lion in Rancho Cucamonga (near Los Angeles, California) over the weekend.

Just before 7:00 a.m., Saturday morning, the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Department received a report of two mountain lions jumping from backyard to backyard in the 8800 block of Somerset . . .
7/8/2014

USDA Wildlife Services Allow Trapped Lion to Die a Slow, Painful Death

Nebraska's Game and Parks Commission announced that a young, possibly female, mountain lion was accidentally captured and killed in a leghold snare set by USDA Wildlife Services trappers.

The snare, apparently set to capture coyotes in a cattle pasture, did what many opponents to this capture method claim too often happens: it trapped an unintended victim, and was not properly . . .
7/1/2014

Second Tranquilized Lion Dies in Utah

The mountain lion captured Friday morning in Sandy, Utah by Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) officers died sometime Saturday while under UDWR's care.

According to Scott Root, a UDWR outreach manager, the lion died while under the effect of the tranquilizer and UDWR biologists will perform an . . .
6/27/2014

Another Utah Lion Tranquilized - UDWR Lets This One Live - Maybe

In a strange case of deja-vu, the second mountain lion in just 11 days wandered into another Utah "Front Range" community where it was tranquilized and captured by officers of the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources (UDWR). The only difference is this time, they let the lion live.

The mountain lion was first sighted just before 8:00 am in the downtown area of Sandy, Utah. Responding . . .
6/24/2014

Study Shows Wolves Crowd Lions Out of Premier Territories

According to research carried out by scientists as part of Wyoming's Teton Cougar Project, the existence of an aggressive competitor, such as wolves, on the landscape adversely affects local mountain lion populations.

The eleven-year study, published in the Journal of Zoology in late May, found that mountain lions, especially females, established their core territories as far from wolves . . .
6/23/2014

Lost Lion Caught After Wandering Around East Sacramento Neighborhood

Please note: MLF's coverage of the following story is based primarily on an article that originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee.

After a day-long, self-guided tour of residences on the east side of Sacramento, a young, lost mountain lion eventually sought shelter in the . . .
6/19/2014

Florida's Panther Population Increasing - Slowly

Citing a 10 percent increase in kitten survival, Gil McRae, the director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's research institute announced that new estimates put the number of Florida panthers in the wild at somewhere around 180 animals.

Even though they have been on the Federal Endangered Species List since the mid-1960s, the Florida panther almost became extinct . . .
6/18/2014

Utah DWR Officials Order the Euthanasia of Captured Lion

Tuesday, officials from the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources euthanized a scared, helpless mountain lion that had taken refuge in a garage in the community of American Fork, Utah.

The lion was first discovered around 12:30 pm by a teenage boy who had entered his family's garage. When confronted by the human, the young mountain lion snarled at the boy and backed further into a dark . . .