From villain to hero, the jaguar (Panthera onca) stands at the cusp of a radical overhaul in its public image. As the largest cat in the Americas, the species commands a dominant role in the food chain of its native Pantanal – a vast swathe of tropical wetland that encompasses parts of Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. Read full report.
Brad Rosendorf was driving a remote dirt road in the Big Cypress National Preserve when he saw a panther traveling with two spotted kittens. Read full report.
Many of Southern California’s native animals are fighting a losing battle for habitat. So what happens when the limited open space they have left is scorched by a wildfire? Read full report.
A mountain lion has been spotted in Linn Grove and is confirmed to be roaming in northwest Iowa. Read full report.
Humans kill large carnivores—a category of animals that includes wolves, bears, lions, tigers and pumas—at more than nine times their mortality rate in the wild. Although they may not be our prey in the traditional sense, new research shows that some of the world’s biggest carnivores are responding to humans in a way that resembles how prey animals react to predators. Read full report.
When a young ocelot was caught on camera late last year, wildlife officials at Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge in south Texas suspected they might be spotting an individual never before seen in the park. Read full report.
The Southern California mountain lion population is growing, with two new furry creatures now prowling the Santa Monica Mountains. Read full report.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is again proposing more cougar permits ahead of the fall hunt, despite concerns from conservation groups. Read full report.
When Subrata Maity, a tutor in the Howrah district of West Bengal, India, was checking the camera traps he’d installed throughout his village, he discovered that one had gone missing. For the past 10 days, Maity had put his trap in the same spot, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive fishing cats that prowl through the area. Read full report.
Last week, the cougar that had been living on Vashon-Maury islands for the past year was killed by a state wildlife officer. Since then, islanders have expressed a range of emotions — from relief to sadness to anger — with some also considering lessons for the future. Read full report.