Residents in a Santa Barbara County neighborhood are on the lookout after a 100-pound mountain lion was twice spotted wandering the streets Friday. Read full report.
Late at night on March 15, a snow leopard secretly entered the sheepfold of a Tibetan household in a remote pastureland in China’s western Qinghai province, killing one sheep. Local Tibetan nomads captured the cat and sent it back up into the surrounding mountains. Read full report.
How old is that mountain lion? Scientists who can get up close enough, measure age by their teeth. These mammals have 4 types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Incisors are front teeth that are very straight and used for cutting. Read full report.
A recent research paper in the Journal of Heredity reveals that there are three sub-species of snow leopard. Until now, researchers had assumed this species, Panthera uncia, was monotypic. Read full report.
Two big cats - the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard - are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis. Read full report.
Gail Keirn, public affairs official with the United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services (WS), confirmed the agency began efforts to capture and remove or relocate black bears and mountain lions on behalf of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) in the Piceance Basin predator control area on May 1. Read full report.
Wildcats are making a comeback in the Netherlands and their numbers are increasing, Trouw writes on Wednesday. Read full report.
Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is famous for its majestic mountains, lush forests, and crystal clean air. The late John Denver even sang about the "Rocky Mountain High" he felt within this beautiful setting. When scientific recordings are made there and at the majority of other US protected areas, however, a major problem becomes evident: noise pollution. Read full report.
South Africa banned the hunting of leopards last year amid uncertainty over the species’ numbers and ongoing threats to its survival posed by mismanagement of the trophy hunting industry and the illegal trade in its fur. Read full report.
Communication is an important component of animal behavior, but is difficult to study in the wild. This is especially true for cryptic wildlife species, such as carnivores, that are difficult to observe. Recent advances in the technology of motion-triggered video cameras now enable researchers to remotely record intimate behaviors, such as vocalizations, in cryptic species. Read full report.
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