Almost half of the 36 species of felids that live in the wild in the world are at threat, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Yet the lack of studies regarding their main threat, the loss and fragmentation of their habitat, limits the establishment of effective conservation strategies. Read full report.
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A 16-month-old female mountain lion made famous in a series of remote-camera photographs left the Santa Monica Mountains early on a recent morning and somehow managed to cross the eight-lane 101 Freeway near Camarillo. Read full report.
All of us trapped in end-of-the-day-thoughts, eyes focused on the narrow beam of light as the spotlight swept. Rhythmically, back and forth, and then someone yelled, “Stop! Eyes!” But what eyes? Too tall for a nightjar, too suspicious for a hare. Worth a closer look. Read full report.
A wayward mountain lion captured outside the mall in Temecula last week appears to have died because a tranquilizer dart struck the animal in a less-than-ideal location, officials said. Read full report.
Mountain lion sightings in California aren't unheard of, but the predators try to keep out of sight and stalk their prey mostly from twilight into the night, so it's not all that often we get this up close and personal with the big cats. Read full report.