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Tracking the cougar that lurked around Discovery Park

The recent tracking of a cougar in Washington has proved it's a win-win situation when researchers and state game officials work together. Last fall, a cougar wandered into Seattle's Discovery Park. Rather than immediately kill the cat - as most state agencies would have done without a second thought - Washington Fish & Wildlife instead worked with biologists to radio collar and track the cougar. The young male, named Discovery, traveled over sixty miles in two weeks and eventually made his way back into the wild in the eastern part of the state without conflicting with any people or pets along the way. Residents appreciated the Department's humane treatment of Discovery.



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