The California Department of Fish and Game released the results of the necropsies conducted on the remains of two mountain lions shot by law enforcement in Half Moon Bay on the first of December 2012. Far from the subadult cats that officials had feared would threaten the public, these were kittens a third the size and age originally estimated.
The California Department of Fish and Game Commission will hold its final meeting of 2012 this Wednesday in San Diego. If you are local and able to attend, please do so to speak on behalf of our lions.
Submitting written comments is also encouraged; this ensures all comments will be included in the public record of the meeting.
Wednesday, December 12
Meeting begins at 8:30 . . .
Last week the mountain lion research community lost a coworker and a dear friend when biologist Deanna Dawn unexpectedly passed away.
Deanna suffered a severe brain aneurism on Saturday, November 17th and despite being rushed to the hospital, never regained consciousness. Deanna was surrounded by her mother, sisters and good friends until the time she passed.
Friday, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) confirmed the ninth sighting of a mountain lion within the state of Kansas in modern times. The sighting was originally made sometime in October on a remote trail camera by a deer hunter in Stafford County, Kansas. An investigating KDWPT biologist visited the site and confirmed the photo's validity. This is the first . . .
Investigating the source of a bad odor, hikers near Newbury Park in Point Mugu State Park, California discovered the decomposing body of the one-year old mountain lion kitten known by researchers as P-25: the daughter of P-12 and P-13.
A National Park Service biologist identified the carcass and transferred the remains to the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory for . . .
On August 17, 2012, USDA/Wildlife Services employee John Chandler set his hounds on the trail of a mountain lion in the foothills of California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Chandler was responding to a request from a Rescue, California resident to track and kill a lion that had preyed on a goat. A few hours later the hounds came upon a mother and three juvenile mountain lions. Reports of all . . .
Matching its plans to suppress and potentially eliminate its small population of a few hundred lions, South Dakota continued its policy of persecution when authorities shot and killed a young mountain lion that had innocently wandered into a residential section of Rapid City.
The 80 lb. lion was spotted sitting in a tree by residents early Monday morning. A warden from the South Dakota . . .
On Wednesday, September 26, 2012 California Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1221 into law. SB 1221 bans the cruel practice of using hounds to trophy hunt bears and bobcats.
"I applaud Governor Brown for signing this measure that will protect dogs, bears, bobcats and other wildlife," Senator Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, said. "There is nothing sporting in shooting an exhausted bear clinging . . .