Cheryl Gray

Grey Wolves return to California

August 28, 2015

Siskiyou County has clearly depicted two adults and five pups. The pack has been named as the Shasta pack because of their closeness to Shasta Mountain. Last time a wolf was discovered four years back when an OR-7, a lone wolf, made the solo trek from Oregon to California. Read full report.

Claws, Cars, and Casualties: How Cougars Die in Los Angeles

August 28, 2015

In 2004, just a couple years into our study of mountain lions in the fragmented Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding area, the first two deaths occurred. Both deaths happened within a month of each other. Both were the result of rodenticide poisoning. And both lived north of the 101 in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. Read full report.

Eastern Mountain Lions May Be Extinct, but Locals Still See Them

August 28, 2015

Diana Marchibroda insists she saw the beast near the Appalachian Trail in Virginia in May. From the woods sauntered a “tall, very sleek” mountain lion, she says. Ms. Marchibroda, a dentist who is 62 years old, says she and her silver-haired miniature schnauzer, Sophie, “both watched in awe.” Read full report.

Tiger numbers rise to 2,226 in India

August 26, 2015

According to recent estimates, there are 2,226 tigers in India. This is significantly higher than the estimated population of 1,411 tigers in 2006 and 1,706 in 2010, years of previous population surveys. Read full report.