Wild mammals in Pennsylvania not classified as game animals or furbearers, such as mountain lions, are classified as protected mammals. Unfortunately, this does not translate to being listed on the state endangered and threatened species list. To be included there, Pennsylvania law requires the species ranges to include all or part of the state. The last self-sustained population in Pennsylvania was extirpated in the late 1800’s, thus precluding the mountain lion from this list. If we join together and let wildlife managers in Pennsylvania know that we support allowing or assisting mountain lions to return to the state, we can ensure a future for them in this great state.