California mountain meadow at sunset.
 
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Solitary cats, unlike their African brethren, Mountain lions are highly adaptable to situations and environments, and this adaptability has enabled lions to survive across some of their original range, despite severe habitat loss and active threats.
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Mountain lions are least at risk when they live far from people, pets & livestock. Learn how you can help to Save America's Lion by taking steps to secure your home and yard, safeguard your family, and protect your pets and livestock.
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The status of mountain lions is very much in question. Every day, our remaining lions are threatened by population growth, poaching, hunting, development, pollution, and habitat loss. The true health of populations in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America is virtually unknown.