Wild cats are charismatic creatures, so you’d think we’d know them all pretty well by now. Just how little we understand—at least in some cases—is reflected in the identification of a new species of cat known as a tigrina in northeastern Brazil. Read full report.
No one knows exactly how many mountain lions live in the East Bay, but an ambitious study now underway seeks to make an accurate count of the big cats. Read full report.
A mountain lion killed last month by a motorist on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was a visitor from the north that would have brought new genetic material to the isolated cougar population in the Santa Monica Mountains, the National Park Service said Wednesday. Read full report.
An Anatolian leopard was killed by a shepherd in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Nov. 3, drawing attention back to a species long thought extinct within Turkey's borders. Read full report.
Bobcats are dying off in open spaces on the San Francisco Peninsula, and wildlife experts are asking for the help of park volunteers to find out what's to blame -- though they have their suspicions. Read full report.
Santa Cruz' famous downtown mountain lion was struck and killed while crossing Highway 17 early Thursday morning near Vine Hill Road. The lion's body was given to UC Santa Cruz researchers, who helped capture the wayward puma in June and fitted it with a tracking collar. The juvenile male crossed Highway 17 several times in the months since its downtown excursion. Read full report.
Researchers were working this week to perform a necropsy on a 150-pound mountain lion struck and killed on the eastern side of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The lion was found Oct. 7 on the side of the freeway near Liberty Canyon Road. Motorists reported that it tried to cross northbound lanes about 1 a.m. Read full report.
A mountain lion was hit and killed by a car near the eastbound exit of the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills recently. Gary Field was on his way to work at 7 a.m. Mon., Oct. 7 when he saw the animal on the dirt shoulder just past of the on-ramp at Liberty Canyon Road. Read full report.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 1213, the Bobcat Protection Bill, which will set a no-trapping buffer zone around Joshua Tree National Park and other parks where bobcats are protected year-round. He also signed AB 711, which bans lead ammunition on hunting grounds in California. Read full report.
A mountain lion was struck and killed on the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills early Monday morning. Animal activists call it a huge setback during efforts to rebuild the mountain lion population in the area. The 150-pound mountain lion was found dead on the shoulder of the eastbound side of the freeway near the Liberty Canyon Road exit. Read full report.
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