Big cats are extending their range into the Great Plains. Mountain lions, or cougars as they are also known, have long been associated with regions other than the Plains, but mountain lions are expanding their territory into the area. Read full report.
News and Updates
Big game trophy hunters can play an important role in lion conservation, a team of researchers from the University of Kent has controversially claimed. Read full report.
This summer, America woke up to the unequivocally endearing footage of five mountain lion kittens born in the Santa Susana Mountains, just north of Los Angeles. They made national headlines. “They nailed their Hollywood-area debut with adorable hisses, deep blue eyes and darling little claws,” wrote Karin Brulliard in the Washington Post. Read full report.
Residents on Vashon Island are used to wildlife sightings, but not like what they've seen recently. A cougar has taken up residence on the island after swimming from the Kitsap Peninsula during a minus tide. Read full report.
The snow leopard is known as the “ghost of the mountain” for good reason. The big cats are secretive, few in number, and native to craggy, high-altitude habitats of Central Asia that can be treacherous for humans. Read full report.
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