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Cheryl Gray

Yellowstone cougars hang tough despite wolf impacts on elk

February 21, 2017

Mountain Lions in Yellowstone National Park appear to be maintaining their population in the wake of wolf reintroduction and a 60 percent reduction in the number of elk, wildlife researchers say. Their study is using DNA analysis of scat and hair, along with photographs and specially equipped GPS collars. Read full report.

El Jefe the Jaguar Is Also Not a “Bad Hombre”

February 15, 2017

Just about a year ago, a YouTube sensation emerged from an unlikely place: the rugged wilderness of Arizona’s Santa Rita mountains. He made just one video, but those 41 seconds of footage—compiled from remote motion-sensor cameras—were enough to solidify his claim to fame as the only known wild jaguar living in the United States. Read full report.

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