A rescued 30-month-old Florida panther is an ambassador for her species and its disappearing natural habitat. Stunning. Beguiling. Kittenish. Endangered. All of these words describe a young orphaned, rescued, non-releasable female Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi) whose story is that of every Florida panther today. Read full report.
The 5-year-old boy attacked by a mountain lion Friday in front of his home near Woody Creek is recovering, his family said in a brief prepared statement Monday. Read full report.
In the 1900 Olympic games, live pigeon shooting was an official event. In 2014, authorities around Sochi, Russia, were criticized for rounding up stray dogs. And now, a jaguar from the Amazon was killed after it was featured in a torch ceremony for this summer's games in Brazil. Read full report.
A Colorado boy attacked by a mountain lion near Aspen was improving in a Denver hospital after his mother snatched him from the jaws of the wild cat, his family said Monday. Read full report.
As sightings of leopards in populated areas increase, Indian authorities are trapping the animals and keeping them in captivity — often in small cages without adequate food or veterinary care. The real solution, wildlife advocates say, is to educate the public on how to coexist with the big cats. Read full report.
Police received a report of a mountain lion, or possibly just a raccoon, spotted in south Redlands Sunday, officials said. Nobody actually saw the entire animal, but it was heard making noise in a tree in the 12000 block of South Lane, according to a police Facebook post Monday afternoon. Read full report.
Gujarat has indicated that it may be willing to relocate some of the iconic Gir lions out of the state, signalling a shift in stance after it continued to resist the move during Narendra Modi's more than 12 years at the helm as chief minister. Read full report.
Florida Fish and Wildlife officers rushed a six month, 43 pound panther to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida after it was hit by a car on Oil Well Road in Collier County Thursday. Read full report.
There’s no shortage of deer in the residential neighborhoods of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. Nevertheless, the closer pumas (Felis concolor) come to human dwellings, the more likely they are to prey on smaller animals instead, according to new research. Read full report.
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