Colorado Bell mountains at sunrise.

California Mountain Lions: The Next Step

3/19/20 California Mountain Lions - Episode 8

Several organizations throughout California are working hard to determine current threats to mountain lions and how populations can be preserved across the state; it takes a village to conserve wildlife so what can you do to help?

California Mountain Lions: Human Interactions

3/19/20 California Mountain Lions - Episode 7

Mountain lions are learning to adapt to our increasing presence in nature, which sometimes results in the depredation of domestic animals, and a grim ending for both parties.

California Mountain Lions: Through the Food Chain

3/19/20 California Mountain Lions - Episode 6

At the top of the food chain, mountain lions help establish a stable ecosystem which creates a trickle-down effect; their prey can also affect them by exposing them to pathogens and toxins.

California Mountain Lions: Making Connections

3/19/20 California Mountain Lions - Episode 5

Migration plays a significant role in mountain lions' survival as it helps mix genetics throughout California, making the species stronger as a whole.

California Mountain Lions: On The Move

1/29/19 California Mountain Lions - Episode 4

"California provides mountain lions a wide range of habitats and as an extremely adaptable species, they can live anywhere there is adequate recourses."

California Mountain Lions: Circle of Life

12/11/18 California Mountain Lions - Episode 3

California Mountain Lions is an 8-episode mini web series illustrating the nature of mountain lions in California. Episode 3 is about the circle of life.

California Mountain Lions: Research Techniques

11/29/18 California Mountain Lions - Episode 2

Episode 2 takes an in depth look and current research techniques and how they can help protect our mountain lions.

California Mountain Lions: Introduction

11/29/18 California Mountain Lions - Episode 1

California Mountain Lions is an 8-episode mini web series illustrating the nature of mountain lions in California. Episode 1 is an introduction to the series.

P-55 Update

8/17/18 A 7 minute Video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

We're sorry to share that the remains of lion P-55 have been found. At only three years old, he had already managed to cross the 101 Freeway twice....

A Safer Future for P-56!

7/27/17 3-minute video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

P-56 is safer thanks to Sen. Henry Stern, T.O. Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Peña, - and most of all - the kind landowner who secured her livestock and saved a lion.

Mountain Lion above Santa Monica Bay

3/18/16 A 30-second video by Jason Klassi

This magnificent mountain lion lives on the edge of civilization peacefully co-existing with people in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. May she always live wild and free.

The American Lion: Biology and Behavior

01/01/11 8-minute video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

Spend just eight minutes and learn little known facts about the fascinating mountain lion. Get a glimpse of how a mountain lion thinks, feels, and senses.

Mountain Lions of L.A. on 60 Minutes

1/17/16 A 13-minute video by CBS News

They are called pumas, cougars or mountain lions. But they are also being called neighbors by some residents of Los Angeles. Correspondent Bill Whitaker and Producer David Browning.

Mountain Lion Presentation - Bismarck 02-23-16

3/14/16 A 26-minute video by North Dakota Game and Fish Department

Learn about the management of mountain lions in North Dakota and ongoing (2016) research on this population from NDGFD Biologist Stephanie Tucker.

Cougar Release

3/6/16 A 6-minute video by MrCordoniz

An employee of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources taped himself and a colleague as they struggled to free an adult mountain lion from a cruel bobcat trap.

Mountain Lion Caught in Hunter's Trap

1/28/15 A 6-minute video by NewsflareBreaking

A hunter teaching his sons to trap small mammals is surprised to find a mountain lion caught in his cage trap.

The Secret Life of Mountain Lions

3/1/16 A 6-minute video by The Secret Life of Mountain Lions

Extraordinary footage captured with motion-triggered cameras from Panthera's Teton Cougar Project.

Big Mountain Lion Hanging Loose in Malibu

2/19/16 A 2-minute video by Jerome Jacques

Mountain Lion P-23 (collared by the NPS) chilling in my garden during the Super Bowl... Life is good!

Mountain Lion Leaps

12/31/15 A 10-second video by Jason Klassi

Emmy-nominated writer, wildlife enthusiast, and MLF member Jason Klassi captures a short video of a mountain lion on a trail camera.

Santa Meets A Mountain Lion And Other Wild Friends

12/21/15 A 3-minute video by Parliament of Owls

A Santa statue meets a mountain lion and other curious wildlife on this creative trail camera footage.

Imprisoned Circus Mountain Lion Goes Free

11/19/15 A 1-minute video by Inside Edition

A mountain lion who had lived in chains for two decades as part of a traveling circus was finally freed into a Peruvian forest.

Mountain Lion vs 4 point buck

11/01/15 An 2-minute video by Nickolas Melville

Three Northern California hikers come across a mountain lion taking down a buck in Ranch San Antonio Open Space Preserve.

Puma 2 Jan 15 — Jughead

1/3/15 A 6-minute video by wildcatzoo

A southern California mountain lion referred to by researchers as Jughead is captured on a trail camera the same night coyotes came through. 20 minutes of video has been cut down to this 4 minute clip. Happy new year!

Red-Tailed Hawk Talk by Naturalist Donna Krucki

11/22/14 An 8-minute video by Sharon Erickson

Ranger Donna Krucki delighting the crowd under the oak trees at the Bugs N Butterflies Event with a Hawk Talk featuring Starr, a rescued Red-Tailed Hawk, on Sunday, June 6, 2010.

Giving Lions Water is Not Illegal, Wildlife Experts Say

09/04/14 A 3-minute video by KSBW 8

A mountain lion mother and her three cute juvenile cubs were recorded drinking water near a house in Carmel Valley, California. The homeowner, Kevin McMahan, leaves water outside for wildlife to drink around his property.

LA Mountain Lion P-22 Found Sick Possibly from Rat Poison

04/16/14 A 2-and-a-half-minute video by NBC LA

A 4-year-old mountain lion known as P-22 looked healthy and majestic just a few weeks ago when it was spotted in a SoCal neighborhood. But the big cat is now sick.

Becoming a Hunter

05/10/12 A 3-minute video by NatGeoWild

A clip from NatGeo's "Puma! Elusive Hunter of the Andes" special from 2012. See a young female mountain lion hunt on her own for the first time.

Jay Bruce - California Lion Hunter

05/01/22 A 42-minute historical video

Jay Bruce, California's official mountain lion hunter from 1914 to 1942, in action in this rare footage from the 1920's. During his career he killed nearly 700 lions.

Cougars Get New Whiskers

10/26/12 A 3-minute video by American Museum of Natural History

Restoration of the mountain lion diorama at the American Museum of Natural History included the addition of whiskers to the two large cats. Can you guess what material they used?

Mountain Lion Track Identification

01/30/12 A 2-minute video by MOnatureVids

Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer discusses the markings on the paw of a sedated Mountain lion and how to identify lion vs canine tracks.

SB 132 Celebration in Half Moon Bay

12/05/13 An 11-minute video by MtnLionFdn

California Senator Jerry Hill, Half Moon Bay Mayor Rick Kowalczyk, the Mountain Lion Foundation, other wildlife groups, the press, and the community all gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the passage of Senate Bill 132.

Mountain Lion Mom and Cubs

04/09/13 A 5-minute video by 64puma64

A family has some unusual guests on their property in northern Washington: a mother mountain lion and her three cubs. A trail camera captures some great footage of the family as the four animals interact with each other. The mother lion has a rare encounter with Fish & Wildlife biologists.

Groups Celebrate New Law that Protects Mountain Lions

12/01/13 A 1-and-a-half-minute video by abc news

ABC's Cornell Barnard covers the event Sunday in Half Moon Bay as the community celebrates the passage of Senate Bill 132, one year after two cubs were killed. And one month before the bill becomes law.

Law Protecting Mountain Lions Celebrated In Half Moon Bay

12/01/13 A 2-minute video by cbs news

Wildlife advocates, a state senator and the mayor of Half Moon Bay gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law that protects mountain lions and cubs that wander into human territory but pose no imminent threat to human life. CBS news coverage.

DNA Highlights Fragile Mountain Lion Population

11/06/13 A 3-and-a-half-minute video by NBC Los Angeles

The National Park Service says a mountain lion killed on the freeway in Agoura Hills could have brought invaluable new genetic material to an isolated population in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Rescued Oregon Cougar Cubs Adopted by Two Zoos

11/06/13 A 1-minute video by Oregon Zoo

Three baby mountain lions rescued from the wilds of Oregon have been adopted by zoos in New York and Kansas, the Oregon Zoo said. The 7-week-old cougar siblings, all female, weigh about 8 pounds and are the size of house cats.

Mountain Lions at Grand Canyon National Park

04/17/10 A 3-and-a-half-minute video by Grand Canyon NPS

Mountain lions inhabit the canyons and forests of Grand Canyon National Park and are the region's only remaining large predator. In this Ranger Minute, Park Ranger Lori Rome shares some interesting facts.

Florida Panthers Update

06/23/08 A 4-minute video by Assignment Earth

One of the planet's most endangered mammal species, Florida panthers have tripled their population to about 100 individuals during the past decade, but in a limited habitat their future survival is still in doubt.

How We Collar a Florida Panther

09/08/11 A 4-minute video by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Using ATVs or buggies, dogs with tracking devices, short wave radio communication and determination, the Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) Panther Project Team divides and sets out to catch and collar a Florida Panther. They monitor genetics and information from each panther's collar in order to ensure the species' continued recovery.

Senator Wants New Law to Handle Mountain Lions

01/25/13 A 2-minute video by Fox Television

Senator Jerry Hill held a press conference today in San Mateo to announce his mountain lion public safety bill. This legislation (Senate Bill 132) will require the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to utilize nonlethal options when responding to mountain lion incidents when there is no imminent threat to human life.

Orphaned Cougar Cub Rescued

12/14/09 A 1-and-a-half-minute video by Oregon Zoo

A wild mountain lion cub, found orphaned in the woods near Springfield, Oregon, is given a second chance at life after being recovered by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Wildlife Prairie State Park Mountain Lions

07/06/09 A 2-minute video by WildlifePrairiePark

The two cougars (Puma concolor) at Wildlife Prairie State Park. Photography by Frank Blain. "My Favorite Ladies" at the park! I highlly recommend spending some time with these girls.

41M's Sibling Plays on Top of Cage

10/09/13 A 30-second video by Yiwei Wang

Having cameras at our cage-trapping sites have really helped us understand how animals react to being trapped. Here, we see 41M still engaging in playful activities with his sibling, indicating that he is not too bothered by his current situation. After all, he is in a nice location with a good chunk of deer meat all to himself!

FWC Releases Rescued Florida Panther Siblings

04/19/13 A 3-minute video by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists release two endangered Florida panthers in 2013, a brother and sister that they rescued as kittens about one and a half years earlier, after their mother was found dead in 2011.

Florida Panthers Make A Love Connection

09/12/13 A 4-minute video by Breaking News

A female Florida panther makes a love connection in an amazing video that was recently released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Trail cameras set up at a private residence near Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in Collier County captured the rare glimpse of the panther calling out for a mate in the night.

Mountain Lion Retreats Back into Foothills

06/02/12 A 2-minute video by CBS Denver

A mountain lion that was in a tree in Morrison all day Friday has finally retreated back into the foothills, but earlier even some deer were not enough to lure the animal down. The mountain lion climbed up in the tree about 8 a.m. Wildlife experts wanted the animal to take off on its own. They didn't want to tranquilize him because he didn't do anything wrong.

A Glamorous Killer Returns

06/10/13 A 4-and-a-half-minute video by the New York Times

Guy Gugliotta's misleading video that portrays recent confirmations of lion sightings in the East as proof of the species' recovery and inevitable conflict with people. It is these types of false, emotional overreactions that make protecting the lion all the more difficult.

SDGFP 2013 Mountain Lion Information and Season Proposal

08/12/13 A 1-hour video by marshc22

A presentation at the August 2013 South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting in Watertown. It covers the current lion study, population estimates, history, etc. and the sport hunting season proposal. Inevitably, a quota of 100 lions or 70 females was approved.

Mountain Lions in Arizona

05/24/12 A 10-and-a-half-minute video by Arizona Game and Fish

Mountain lion research is uncovering interesting glimpses into the natural history of these magnificent predators in Arizona. Researcher Brian Jansen helps separate fact from fiction with this look at his research project.

Cougar (Mountain Lion) Sounds

06/05/13 A 4-and-half-minute video by AlexTriceratops123

The sounds of North America's biggest feline: the cougar. The cougar (Puma concolor), also known as the puma, mountain lion, panther, or catamount, is a large cat of the family Felidae native to the Americas.

Mountain Lion Scat Study 2010

08/16/13 A 3-minute video by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

In 2010, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission utilized scat detection dogs to gain a better understanding of mountain lion numbers in the northwest corner of the state.

Mountain Lions in Nebraska

08/16/13 A 15-minute video by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

A comprehensive look at the history of and recent times information on the mountain lion in Nebraska. This video was created prior to the 2013 decision to sport hunt mountain lions in Nebraska.

Mountain Lions in Missouri

07/02/13 A 6-minute video by moconservation

Each year the Conservation Department investigates hundreds of mountain-lion sighting reports. Yet, of the thousands of reports we have received since 1994, less than 1 percent have yielded enough physical evidence to clearly confirm the presence of a mountain lion.

How NatGeo Photographer Captured Images of Griffith Park Lion P-22

10/07/13 A 2-minute video by the Los Angeles Times

Photographer Steve Winter sets up remote cameras, triggered by infrared, to photograph the elusive mountain lion known as P-22 in Los Angeles' Griffith Park.

Mountain Lion Species Spotlight

08/11/10 A 5-minute video by Big Cat Rescue

Cougar/Mountain Lion/Panther/Puma/Grey Ghost, whatever these cats are known by, they are very unique animals. Watch the video to learn more about this cat and the problems it is facing in the wild. This video was created as part of MLF's Celebrating the American Lion Campaign.

Funny Crazy Big Cat Sounds!

06/12/09 A 3-minute video by Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is home to over 130 big cats, this means that throughout the day visitors get to hear many different strange, funny or scary big cat sounds! Take a look at this video and listen to some of the sounds that big cats can make, from the cougar squeak to the lion's ROAR!

House Cat Stares Down Young Cougar

10/20/11 A 2-and-a-half-minute video by the DenverPost

While trying to get some work done in home in Boulder, Colorado, Gail Loveman turned around to find Zeus (her Maine Coon cat) staring down a juvenile cougar through the sliding glass door. Zeus casually sat by the door watching as his larger cousin curiously pawed the glass and bounced around.

Two Mountain Lions Sharing a Kill

10/12/13 A 13-minute video by Parliament of Owls

A mother Mountain Lion takes down a deer and drags it right behind my trail camera. Then twenty-four hours later, she leads her young one to the kill for an all night feast. This camera spot is proving to be pretty awesome lately. This is the second incident in five weeks of a lion dragging a deer to this area.

Painting a Day: Cougar with Pastels

06/03/12 A 13-minute video by Roby Baer

Long time cat lover, Roberta "Roby" Baer demonstrates how to paint a cougar with CarbOthello pastel pencils. Check out other segments from her Painting a Day series and commission pieces to watch her capture the magnificence and beauty of numerous wildlife species. Roby is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America. She makes it look so easy!

Effects of Sport Hunting on Cougar Population, Community, and Landscape Ecology

12/20/12 A 22-minute video by Dr. Wielgus, WSUCAHNRS

Presented by Washington State University professor of wildlife ecology and Large Carnivore Lab director Dr. Rob Wielgus at the 2012 International Conference of the Wildlife Society. This presentation offers 15 years of research in 15 minutes.

"SMALL ODDS" - What are the Odds of a Cougar Attack? Find Out!

02/26/09 A 1-minute-and-a-half video by the CougarFund

The project, by the Cougar Fund, set out to communicate the idea that fear of attack in relation to cougars/mountain lions was disproportional to the actual empirical data which maintains that such incidents are indeed extremely rare. Why not dream big instead of worry small?

The Mountain Lions of Jasper Ridge

10/05/11 A 3-minute video by Stanford University

For years, mountain lions have left evidence of their presence in Stanford's Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve. Now it's official: Images captured by remote cameras confirm that the elusive cat is a frequent visitor to the scientific preserve in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains west of the main campus.

Nursing Mountain Lion Kittens

07/19/12 A 1-minute video by Yiwei Wang, Santa Cruz Puma Project

A female mountain lion monitored by the Santa Cruz Puma Project had three kittens. Researchers left a camera in her den in Nisene Marks State Park and recorded this great video of the kittens nursing. Visit for more information and photos of this lion family.

Mountain Lions Get Hairballs Too!

07/11/12 A 36-second video clip by Yiwei Wang, Santa Cruz Puma Project

Mountain lions are not all that different from the kitty cats that share our homes. FYI, this video is a bit graphic. Anyone who has ever owned as house cat will recognize what's about to happen as soon as they click "Play". For full effect, turn up the volume...

Cougars Explore New Space at Cincinnati Zoo

08/03/11 A 2-minute video by CincinnatiZoo Tube

See the Cincinnati Zoo's mountain lions (also called cougars, panthers, and pumas) explore their enclosure. The new home includes a waterfall and pond with rocky ledges, as well as a nice grassy area to pounce and play. In the wild, this would be an ideal setup for a lion to lounge around and sneak up on deer.

California Living Museum (CALM) Lions Playing

11/21/11 Two video clips by the Mountain Lion Foundation

Don Richardson, curator of CALM (California Living Museum) helps distract lion, Willow, while a keeper cleans the inside of the mountain lion enclosure. Just as house cats love chasing a broom, Willow can't resist swatting the brush. Check out the second clip to see more of lions Willow and Sage playing in their enclosure.

The American Lion: Biology and Behavior

01/01/11 An 8-minute video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

Spend just eight minutes and learn little known facts about the fascinating mountain lion. Get a glimpse of how a mountain lion thinks, feels, and senses. What makes the mountain lion so adaptable to a wide variety of habitats? How does their hunting differ from that of wolves and bears? What is their relationship to the ecosystem?

Stop the Killing

01/01/11 A 1-minute video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

One minute is all it takes to understand why MLF fights to protect America's lion. The slaughter of this magnificent species is at an all-time high, with most being shot simply for the fun of the kill. But it doesn't have to be this way. Join the Mountain Lion Foundation today to stop the killing and help save America's lion for future generations.

On Nature's Terms

01/01/01 A 26-minute video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

This two-part video examines society's views of large predators in America. Once feared and pushed to the brink of extinction, bears, wolves and cougars are finally becoming more appreciated and protected. Today's generation has a greater understanding of natural ecosystems and realizes the importance of preserving keystone carnivores. Let's ensure the next generation inherits a world with lions.

Spirit of the Mountains

01/01/88 A 13-minute video by the Mountain Lion Foundation

To the Indians, they were Nashdoitsoh — the Spirit of the Mountains. Today, the mountain lion still lives in myth, legend, and imagination. This 1988 video (two years before the passage of California's Proposition 117 which banned the trophy hunting of lions in the state) discusses the myths and devastating history of lions in America. Special emphasis is given to the status of lions in California.



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