There could be a simple answer for how to reduce deer-vehicle collisions in the eastern U.S., according to a study by TWS member Laura Prugh that was featured in The New York Times earlier this week. Allowing cougars to naturally repopulate states such as New York, Maine, Wisconsin and others could save 155 human lives over the course of 30 years. Read full report.
Meet the rare Pallas's cat as the animal comes face to face with a photo trap in its natural habitat in the Altai Nature Reserve. Read full report.
From a ridge overlooking western Miaoli County, densely wooded hills roll off into the distant sea, the green canopy broken only occasionally by rice fields or rooftops. This is prime leopard cat territory, according to Chen Mei-ting, Taiwan’s foremost leopard cat researcher who has dedicated much of her life to the study of these shy, elusive felines. Read full report.
A hoarse, yelping bark rang out from the wooded hillside. Then again. The unearthly calls, sounding somewhere between fox and cat, continued in a steady sequence, carrying through the forest’s mossy tree trunks and damp leaf litter, growing louder as they approached. Then, abruptly, the woods fell silent. Read full report.
After five days of no kitten activity on state wildlife cameras, Perry Will with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says they plan to reopen the Rio Grande Trail today. Read full report.
In 1921, an article in the quarterly journal of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife made plain the prevailing feeling about one native inhabitant of the state: “The one predatory animal for which practically no good can be said is the mountain lion,” it began. Read full report.
A slinking feline photographed Sunday evening in San Mateo was not a fearsome mountain lion but, in the words of Tweety Bird, just a little old "puddy tat," according to wildlife officials. Read full report.
What large mammal regularly kills humans in the Eastern United States? And what other large mammal might significantly reduce those deaths? Read full report.
In the hills and wooded areas of the Los Angeles area, mountain lions remain a constant, yet mostly unseen, presence. Read full report.
Los Angeles is one of only two megacities — Mumbai, India, is the other — where large predatory cats live among us, and they’re closer to human development than you might think. Read full report.
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