Pumas living near human development are more active at night, thus expending more energy each day, which could affect their fitness, according to a study published October 11, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yiwei Wang from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues. Read full report.
If you were flying east on Alaska Airlines last weekend, you may have seen some special furry passengers in first class. Rainier, Columbia and Cascade were treated like woodland royalty with an upgraded flight to their new home. Read full report.
Several wildcats that trudge through the tropical forests of South and Southeast Asia still remain a mystery. Read full report.
Anchorage resident Tim Newton awoke to the sound of something running across his deck in the area of Flattop, last Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. So naturally, he went to check it out. Read full report.
Wild cats around the world face a long list of challenges as their habitat is degraded, their food supply diminished, and the cats are hunted for their body parts and meat. Despite notable conservation efforts, including National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative founded with conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, wild cats face a long road ahead. Read full report.
In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. Read full report.
Nora Rothrock couldn't believe her eyes as she watched the tan-coloured beast from her window in Hampstead, north London, last week. She took a snap of the big cat and send it to the Natural History Museum, where experts are now trying to work out what kind of animal it is. Read full report.
The snow leopard is no longer an endangered species, but its population in the wild is still at risk because of poaching and habitat loss, conservationists said this week. Read full report.
A mountain lion roaming a Los Altos resident’s backyard was caught on surveillance camera Thursday, police said. Read full report.
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