National Park Service biologists captured a mountain lion in the Verdugo Mountains on May 7, marking the first time a large carnivore has been studied in that small and isolated mountain range. Read full report.
Stealthy, solitary and highly adaptable, mountain lions are remarkable survivors. But the same traits that helped cougars survive widespread persecution throughout the 20th century, and that routinely keep them out of sight and out of conflict with humans and livestock, have also limited the ability of researchers to study them. Read full report.
Game wardens are on the hunt for a bobcat that attacked a house cat in San Mateo County, CBS San Francisco reports. Read full report.
The conservation officer who shot and killed a cougar in West Vancouver says he was concerned about the animal walking in a high-density, residential area in the middle of the day. He says his office has received several calls about a cougar jumping on to balconies and decks over the past two weeks. Read full report.
Biologists are hoping the mountain lion that ventured into a crowded area of San Mateo has learned not to do it again. The animal was found roaming near El Camino Real and Ninth Avenue on Monday night. It was eventually tranquilized and released in a wooded area near San Andreas Lake by Millbrae. Read full report.
Authorities in San Mateo cornered and tranquilized an elusive mountain lion in a residential backyard Monday evening after the cat had been sighted three times in 14 hours near the downtown area, authorities said. Read full report.
Surveillance video captured by a salmon hatchery in Port Moody, B.C., shows a trio of cougars wandering around several entrances, even stopping to rest in front of a door of the building, before heading back into the woods. Read full report.
Work has begun on establishing priority areas for Scottish wildcat conservation. The project involves a number of organisations including Scottish Natural Heritage and the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. Read full report.
For the giant kangaroo rat, death by nature is normally swift and dramatic: a hopeless dash for safety followed by a blood-curdling squeak as their bellies are torn open by eagles, foxes, bobcats and owls. Read full report.
In the long shadows of early morning, Kathryn Harrold pulls her car onto the shoulder of I-280. While her friends are in their breakfast nooks enjoying their first cups of coffee, she stops behind the lifeless body of a raccoon, flattened by a passing motorist, and snaps a picture with her cell phone. It's a routine she's followed for years as a volunteer, and it's starting to pay dividends. Read full report.
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