Indiana classifies mountain lions an exotic mammal. Although mountain lions meet the State's legal requirements to be listed as an endangered or threatened species, they are not currently listed as either. However, Indiana's wildlife regulations prohibit the take of exotic mammals, therefore, hunting and trapping mountain lions is not allowed. That is, unless the animal is damaging property or endangering humans. Additionally, in the interest of native species, Indiana's wildlife regulations allow mountain lions to be killed in defense of native wild animals.