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Cheryl Gray

Wildlife Crossings Get a Whole New Look

June 20, 2017

Why did the black bear cross the road? Actually, it didn’t—because it didn’t have to. A motion-activated camera shows that the bear in question took an overpass—essentially a large, camouflaged arch—that gracefully carves over U.S. Highway 93 in Montana, just north of the town of Evaro at the entrance to the Flathead Indian Reservation. Read full report.

Good news: Mountain lions are afraid of you, too

June 20, 2017

California mountain lions are strong enough to kill and eat a grown man and have provoked near-hysteria in Bay Area communities where they have increasingly surfaced, but the sharp-clawed carnivores aren’t as bold as their reputation, a unique study suggests. Read full report.

Southern California mountain lions' genetic connectivity dangerously low

June 15, 2017

If a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, according to two scientific papers from a team of researchers coordinated by the University of California, Davis, and involving scientists at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Read full report.

Fishing Cat still prowl PKWS

May 31, 2017

In February 2017, supported by Panthera, the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund and Denver Zoo, we placed 26 camera-traps in key mangrove habitat within PKWS. Read full report.

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