This year, biologists in Texas were thrilled to discover rare ocelot kittens at den sites they have been monitoring through camera traps and GPS location data from adult ocelots. The kittens were discovered in April, but the news was released in December to protect the den sites and keep people away, giving the kittens the best chance of survival. Read full report.
Lynx in Alaska are solitary creatures but an Anchorage man got a surprise earlier this week when he spotted five of them from his living room. Michael Gerstl, 36, was able to snap a few pictures with his cellphone as the group of lynx made their way down the road past his house near Flattop Mountain. Read full report.
A lynx found dead Sunday at Purgatory Resort has been identified as an 11½-year-old male born in Telluride, wildlife officials said Wednesday. Representatives with Colorado Parks and Wildlife previously told The Durango Herald the lynx was a 2- to 3-year-old female that was not tagged. Read full report.
American lion. Catamount. Fire cat. Panther. Puma. An impressive geographic range spanning from Southern Canada to the southernmost portions of Argentina and Chile has earned the mountain lion countless monikers throughout history. Read full report.
It’s been over a year since the story about a deformed mountain lion in Southeast Idaho spread across the world. However, state wildlife officials are still not sure why an extra set of teeth was growing out the side of the cougar’s head. Read full report.
California Highway Patrol officers euthanized a mountain lion that was gravely injured early Monday morning after the animal strayed into the path of a vehicle on Highway 1 north of Camp San Luis Obispo. Read full report.
Before construction of the 101 and 118 freeways, mountain lions roamed undeveloped space from Malibu to the Los Padres National Forest.
Now the freeways present unintentional barriers that have isolated cougars in the Santa Monica mountains from the larger mountain lion population to the north, leading to inbreeding when the imperiled animals do not attempt to cross, and sometimes death when they do, according to Kate Kuykendall of the National Park Service. Read full report.
A mother bobcat and her five kittens were spotted in a Fremont home’s backyard last week, and authorities have decided to leave the cats alone with the hope they will leave the area on their own. Read full report.
No need to blink, that really is a lynx strolling casually across a Colorado ski slope. A rare Canada lynx stunned onlooking skiers and snowboarders earlier this week when it crossed a run at Purgatory resort near Durango. Read full report.
The Cougar Network has determined that the image of a cougar allegedly taken in Louisiana actually came from a trail cam in Oklahoma. Read full report.
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