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Wild or captive? KDFW is making unbelievable assumptions in effort to prove they had to kill lion

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) has ended its eight month investigation into the origin and history of the first mountain lion to return to Kentucky since the species was extirpated in that state more than 150 years ago.

Necropsy results and tooth-aging analyses indicate the lion was a 125 pound, 5-year-old male in good physical condition and health. DNA analyses . . .

Oakland Zoo hosts lion day to inspire guests to work to conserve lions in U.S. and Africa

The following story was written by Malaika Fraley and originally posted on the Oakland Tribue website.

In the wake of public outrage over the illegal trophy killing of an iconic African lion in Zimbabwe, the Oakland Zoo on Saturday held its second annual Lion Appreciation Day in hopes of inspiring people to help work to conserve lions in the United States as well as in . . .

Innocent Mountain Lion Shot To Death Simply For Existing

The following article was written by Ameena Schelling and published on The Dodo on Monday, August 17.

A mountain lion ventured within the city limits of Great Falls, Montana, on Friday morning. She wouldn't leave alive.

The young female was first spotted before dawn on . . .

South Dakota game commission still refuses to accept that they are over-hunting mountain lions

Embarrassed by the last two lion hunting seasons reaching mortality levels of only half of what was expected,* the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission apparently wants to make a better showing next year by reducing the quota to a level that might be reached and by increasing the number of lion hunters.

To that end, the Commission has proposed dropping next year's lion hunting . . .

New Lions in the Santa Monica Mountains

The National Park Service captures, collars and monitors mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains just outside Los Angeles, California. This small patch of habitat is virtually isolated, surrounded by the ocean and uncrossable freeways.

Yet somehow, a small population of about a dozen lions has found a way to survive on this island of a mountain.

Recently, researchers . . .

MLF helps win ban on commercial bobcat trapping in California

The California Fish and Game Commission voted 3-2 Monday to ban bobcat trapping statewide. Commission President Jack Baylis and Commissioners Anthony Williams and Eric Sklar voted in favor of a statewide ban. Commission Vice President Jim Kellogg and Commissioner Jacqueline Hostler-Carmesin voted against it.

The decision yesterday completely bans bobcat trapping in California, with the . . .

Another California lion helped on its way

Yesterday, residents in the California community of Folsom, located at the start of the foothills just east of Sacramento, were visited by a wandering mountain lion.

The lion, which was first spotted early Sunday morning on Fargo Way, was seen again around 7:00 p.m. about a half mile away in the residential area of Montrose Drive and School Street.

After searching the . . .

MLF joins coalition of conservation groups to sue Mendocino County for breaking promise and renewing Wildlife Services contract

MLF was part of a coalition of animal protection and conservation organizations that filed suit Monday challenging Mendocino County's [California] contract renewal with USDA - Wildlife Services, a notorious federal agency whose wildlife-killing program killed close to . . .

13-year study confirms humans are the biggest threat to Southern California's mountain lions

The following story was originally posted on the Science Daily website.

Scientists from the University of California Davis' Wildlife Care Center recently published the findings of a 13-year study of mountain lions in Southern California's Santa Ana Mountains. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, combined genetic and demographic data to determine that even though . . .

WA Game Commissioner admits new rules to kill more lions just a "feel good" plan to appease ranchers over wolf problem

The following story was written by Sandi Doughton and originally posted on the Seattle Times website:

Conservation groups are challenging new rules that expand cougar hunting in some parts of the state, arguing that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission disregarded scientific studies that show increased harvests don't reduce cougar populations and can actually lead to . . .