After last week’s shooting of a young mountain lion at an Orange County park, wildlife experts acknowledged they are increasingly concerned about Southern California’s cougar population as development expands into wilderness areas. Read full report.
Massachusetts wildlife officials quickly refuted claims by the Winchester Police Department that a second mountain lion sighting was made in the community. Read full report.
California regulators on Tuesday banned from stores some types of rat poison that are known to kill wildlife and pets, and have for years have been the target of lawsuits and advocacy efforts by environmental groups. Read full report.
The mountain lion spotted roaming the Hollywood Hills is on the move, and experts believe he may be trying to head back to his original home on the west side of the Santa Monica Mountains. Read full report.
An elusive mountain lion that resides in Griffith Park padded slowly through the residential streets of the Hollywood Hills last week — and the animal’s calm stride was caught on surveillance video. Read full report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A family in Rancho Penasquitos contacted 10News, frustrated because their calls for help ended with a bobcat on the loose in their community. Melanie Mason says a bobcat made itself at home in her backyard. Her husband snapped photos of the bobcat to prove it. Read full report.
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