Zara McDonald is the Founder and President of Felidae Conservation Fund. She is an entrepreneur, conservationist, and vet technician, and has journeyed throughout four continents working on behalf of wild felid research and conservation since 2002. Read full report.
Despite the large human population of the Bay Area, we are fortunate to share our home with a variety of wildlife. One of the largest species – and most elusive – is the puma. Read full report.
The most fascinating creature caught on wildlife cameras in the Bay Area may be the mountain lion, a large carnivore that lives close by, occasionally slipping among us, but rarely seen. Read full report.
A car struck and killed a mountain lion Friday morning on southbound Interstate 280 in San Bruno, according to the California Highway Patrol. Read and watch full report.
It’s not unusual to see people working on computers in Silicon Valley, but Richard Pickens isn’t a software developer or a cybersecurity expert – he’s a member of a local conservation, research and education group working to track mountain lions in urban areas of California. Read full report.
Crouched in the darkness, two field technicians squint at a laptop, hoping to catch a glimpse of California's most elusive predator. Read full report.
Interview with Zara MCDonald, Felidae's President, in the Wild Expectations Online Magazine. Read the article.
A young male bobcat, hit by a car on Highway 84 in Sunol in May, made quite a journey before being returned to the wild this week. Teams of rescuers from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley and Felidae Conservation Fund released the bobcat in an open space in San Ramon Friday afternoon. Watch full report.
From under the shade of an oak tree, deep in the forests of the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose, the slope descends steeply in a dense tangle of slippery grass and branches. Read full report.
A group that researches big cats in the Bay Area is setting up bait stations around the region’s foothills in an effort to catch mountain lions roaming near neighborhoods. Watch full report.
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