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4/24/2015

Another Santa Monica Lion Crosses the Road

The following story was written by David Montero and originally posted on the Pasadena Star-News website.



National Park Service officials reported this morning that a second mountain lion in a month has crossed the 101 Freeway from its habitat in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Since NPS biologists have been tracking mountain lions in the area in 2002, only two of . . .
4/21/2015

Help Penn State Uncover the Nittany Lion's DNA

Penn State students are raising funds to sequence the genome of the extinct Nittany Lion, the beloved mascot of their university. The goal is to study the DNA sequence of Pennsylvania and Northeastern mountain lions, which have been regionally extinct (extirpated) since the late 1800s.

The results from this research will help to raise awareness about wildlife conservation and . . .
4/14/2015

CDFW gets P-22 out from under SoCal home

UPDATE: As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, CDFW and local researchers are reporting P-22 has left the building. His radio collar indicates he has moved out of the crawl space under the Los Feliz home.

The following story was written by Charlotte Alter and originally posted on the LA Times website earlier this morning.


A mountain lion that has been hiding under a . . .
4/13/2015

26 Lions Dead in Montana from Traps

Even though it's illegal to trap mountain lions in Montana, 48 lions have been captured in traps set for other animals over the past two years. Of those lions captured, 26 died and at least six suffered some form of damage to their paws but were released along with the non-injured lions.

One of the more egregious examples was presented recently by Cal Ruark, a former president of the . . .
4/8/2015

Mishka: Washington Fish and Wildlife's first bear dog retires after 12 years of faithful service

This story was written by Annette Cary, and posted by the Tri-City Herald on March 19, 2015.

While the following story refers mostly to bears, Mishka and his fellow Karelian bear dogs are similarly used to deal with wayward cougars



Washington's first Karelian bear dog likely has harassed his last bear and sniffed out the wild game bones left behind by a . . .
3/24/2015

Mountain lion tragically killed for defending itself

A mountain lion was unfortunately shot and killed by a park ranger in the employee housing area of Glacier National Park in West Glacier Saturday evening.

The incident started around 5 p.m. when the two dogs of a returning park employee unexpectedly raced out of her car and attacked a mountain lion that was lingering nearby.

One of the dogs broke off the fight and quickly . . .
3/13/2015

Nebraskan farmer kills cowering mountain lion kitten

Earlier this week, a farmer and his neighbor were working outside a farmhouse located about five miles south of the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. During the course of their work they heard growling coming from under the farmhouse porch. Further investigation by the pair revealed a frightened mountain lion kitten cowering in the dark.

The farmer proceeded to shoot and kill the animal . . .
3/12/2015

South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission rejects challenges to stop the hounding of lions

During last Friday's public hearing, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission (SDGFPC) rejected two challenges to a new rule allowing the use of hounds for hunting mountain lions on private land outside the Black Hills.

The first challenge was a letter questioning the legality of SDGFPC's approval of the new hounding rule since it hadn't passed a review by the state Legislature's . . .
3/10/2015

New Mexico Varmint Bill Stopped

Calling it one of the worst pieces of legislation they had seen, members of the New Mexico House Regulatory and Public Affairs Committee voted 5-0 yesterday to defeat HB 586, proposed legislation to reclassify mountain lions in New Mexico as varmints.

The bill's author, State Representative Zach Cook, originally tried unsuccessfully to avoid controversy by referring to HB 586 as a . . .
3/9/2015

New Mexico moves forward on legisation to kill more lions

This story was written by Milan Simonich and originally posted on the Santa Fe New Mexican website


Cougars would become an unprotected species in New Mexico under a bill that . . .