Cheryl Gray

PERRIS: Officials can’t confirm mountain lion attacked homeless man

March 4, 2014

A month after a homeless man was badly injured in an apparent mountain lion attack at his camp near Perris, authorities say they can’t confirm a cougar was responsible. Though officials from the Department of Fish and Wildlife at first were confident a mountain lion had mauled Raymond Navarro, they now are raising the possibility that he might have been attacked by a person. Read full report.

Remote camera catches mountain lion kittens feeding on deer

February 25, 2014

A remote camera snapped more than 350 high-quality images of mountain lion P-13 and her kittens as they fed on a mule deer over two nights in Malibu Creek State Park last week. The cameras were set up to check on the male and female kittens, P-30 and P-28, who biologists haven't seen since they were tagged when they were about three weeks old, said biologist Jeff Sikich with the National Park Service. Read full report.

Endangered Arabian leopard found poisoned

February 24, 2014

The Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) has confirmed reports that an Arabian leopard was found poisoned in Makkah’s Wadi Numan area. The head of the National Wildlife Research Center Dr. Ahmad Al-Bouq, said the leopard had apparently eaten the corpse of an animal that had been injected with poison. Read full report.

Panther Kitten Rescued In Collier County

February 20, 2014

Sometimes news stories don’t end well; and then there are stories like this one that has the “purrfect” ending that will leave you “roaring” with joy. Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were working at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Collier County earlier this year when they came across a week-old, one-pound male panther kitten. Read full report.