Almost half of the 36 species of felids that live in the wild in the world are at threat, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Yet the lack of studies regarding their main threat, the loss and fragmentation of their habitat, limits the establishment of effective conservation strategies. Read full report.
A 16-month-old female mountain lion made famous in a series of remote-camera photographs left the Santa Monica Mountains early on a recent morning and somehow managed to cross the eight-lane 101 Freeway near Camarillo. Read full report.
All of us trapped in end-of-the-day-thoughts, eyes focused on the narrow beam of light as the spotlight swept. Rhythmically, back and forth, and then someone yelled, “Stop! Eyes!” But what eyes? Too tall for a nightjar, too suspicious for a hare. Worth a closer look. Read full report.
A wayward mountain lion captured outside the mall in Temecula last week appears to have died because a tranquilizer dart struck the animal in a less-than-ideal location, officials said. Read full report.
Mountain lion sightings in California aren't unheard of, but the predators try to keep out of sight and stalk their prey mostly from twilight into the night, so it's not all that often we get this up close and personal with the big cats. Read full report.
On the arid steppes of Asia lives an elusive and noble feline. The Pallas' Cat, also known as the manul, is a stocky, solitary animal around the same size as a housecat. You're not likely to catch a glimpse of them in the wild, as they hang out in rocky crevices and dens at elevations as high as 15,000 feet, according to the Wildscreen Arkive. Read full report.
It's not news that Los Angeles's local mountain lions have a family tree that doesn't really branch out—a family shrub, maybe. They're isolated, pinned in one area because their habitat is bordered by urbanized zones, the ocean, and mostly uncrossable freeways (which is why there's a campaign to build a crossing over the 101 for them). Read full report.
Two nearly grown mountain lion kittens were spotted with their mother on the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains recently. Read full report.
A Bay Area resident caught some pretty good pictures after a mountain lion showed up on her porch Wednesday morning. Read full report.
Considering we have unfortunately become rather acclimatized to headlines and reports on how we are slowly destroying our beautiful planet, it is nice to hear that efforts to undo the damage we have done are starting to pay off. Read full report.
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