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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 . . .
6/10/2014

Illinois' Lion Protection Bill Passes the Legislature

Senate Bill 3049, introduced by Senator Linda Holmes (D - Aurora) has successfully passed out of the Illinois Legislature and is now sitting on the Governor's desk awaiting his signature.

SB 3049, which passed on the last day of session, places Gray wolves, American black bears, and mountain lions on Illinois' protected species list, and eliminates the current practice of allowing people . . .
6/2/2014

Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve Safe For Now

Late last week, a federal judge denied the National Park Service's request to dismiss a case brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardians to reduce damaging off-road vehicle use in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve.

The suit asserts the Park Service violated the Endangered Species Act, its own off-road vehicle management plan, the . . .
5/7/2014

Dispersing Lion Winds up in Mountain View Garage

On Tuesday evening, a mountain lion wandered into the city of Mountain View, California. Located in the southern portion of the San Francisco bay area, the outskirts of Mountain View are home to mountain lions, though they are rarely spotted by local residents.

Around 6:30 p.m. reports began coming in to the local police station of a mountain lion near California Street and Rengstroff . . .
4/24/2014

South Dakota Wardens Relocate Treed Mountain Lion Kitten

South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks (SDGFP) wardens made the right decision Wednesday when they decided that a treed, six-month old, 42 lb. mountain lion kitten was not a threat to humans and decided to tranquilize and relocate the animal instead of complying with the Department's zero-tolerance policy of lethal removal.

The young male lion, who was first spotted by a Spearfish couple . . .
4/18/2014

Hollywood's Iconic Mountain Lion P-22 Sickened by Rat Poison

Last year, National Geographic put a public face to Southern California's lion population when it photographed P-22 walking in front of the Hollywood sign at night. At that time, the animal was majestic looking and in apparent good health.

However, it was announced yesterday that National Park Service (NPS) lion researchers discovered in March that P-22 is now sick with mange, a . . .
4/15/2014

Montana's Hunters Accuse MFWP of Exaggerating Lion Population Numbers

In a strange turn around, some of Montana's mountain lion hunters are accusing the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) of increasing next year's lion hunting quota to satisfy the demands of hunting outfitters.

What touched off accusations of over-hunting was MFWP's newly released mountain lion quota for the upcoming 2014-15 hunting season. MFWP defended its new quota . . .