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09

Oct

Are mountain lions going urban?Hunting and habitat loss have largely wiped out cougar populations across the country, but now they’re making appearances in unlikely places.

Are mountain lions going urban?
Hunting and habitat loss have largely wiped out cougar populations across the country, but now they’re making appearances in unlikely places.

15

Nov

Skunk scares off cougar in camera trap photoThe unusual encounter, snapped in March, is one of thousands of camera trap images that reveal the hidden lives of animals in Waterton Lakes

Skunk scares off cougar in camera trap photo
The unusual encounter, snapped in March, is one of thousands of camera trap images that reveal the hidden lives of animals in Waterton Lakes

29

Jul

Mountain lion killed in Connecticut prowled from South DakotaThe wild animal traveled more than 1,500 miles eastward before being hit by a car in the posh suburb of Greenwich, Conn. The cross-country trek is one of the longest movements on record for a land mammal and nearly doubles any known distance traveled by a mountain lion, and it’s also the first recorded confirmation of a wild mountain lion in Connecticut in more than 100 years.

Mountain lion killed in Connecticut prowled from South Dakota
The wild animal traveled more than 1,500 miles eastward before being hit by a car in the posh suburb of Greenwich, Conn. The cross-country trek is one of the longest movements on record for a land mammal and nearly doubles any known distance traveled by a mountain lion, and it’s also the first recorded confirmation of a wild mountain lion in Connecticut in more than 100 years.

03

Mar

Eastern cougar now extinctScientists suspect that the animal has been extinct since the 1930s

Eastern cougar now extinct
Scientists suspect that the animal has been extinct since the 1930s