Latest Mountain lions News

Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

Sep. 20, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Others on the list of 10 include Taffy Brodesser-Akner's...

Cat burglar: Black panther caught prowling French rooftops

Sep. 19, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emergency workers caught an unusual prowler lurking around rooftops in northern France: a black panther. Firefighters and a veterinarian responded after residents of a neighborhood near Lille reported that a big cat had been spotted "strolling on residential gutters" on Wednesday night. Photos...

Cougar goes inside California house, lies down in bathroom

Sep. 17, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

SONORA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a mountain lion wandered inside a California house and was captured in a photo lying on a bathroom floor. The Tuolumne County Sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that family members and the mountain lion ran away from each other Sunday after the cougar entered the...

Baby snow leopard now on display at Ohio zoo

Sep. 15, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A baby snow leopard born at an Ohio zoo is now on exhibit. Babochka is on display for the first time since her birth in March at the Toledo Zoo. The Blade in Toledo reports the cub's parents, Greta and Shishir, were imported from Scandinavia in 2017 to start a new bloodline in North...

California man charged with shooting protected mountain lion

Sep. 10, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Simi Valley man was charged with shooting and killing a protected mountain lion that roamed the mountains northwest of Los Angeles and was wearing a GPS tracking collar. Alfredo Gonzalez, 60, was charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly shooting the male cougar, known as P-38,...

State taking lottery applications for mountain lion permits

Sep. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season. Hunting will be allowed only in the Pine Ridge Unit of northwestern Nebraska, which has an established mountain lion population. Hunters may...

Mountain lion fatally struck trying to cross LA freeway

Sep. 7, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A male mountain lion who successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago was struck and killed Saturday on the same section of the freeway. The 4-year-old big cat known as P-61 was hit around 4 a.m. in the Sepulveda Pass section of Interstate 405, National Park...

Mountain lion spotted at San Francisco park and lake

Sep. 7, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials have confirmed two mountain lion sightings at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The city Recreation and Park Department said it has posted signs after the mountain lion was seen in the urban park's west end on Tuesday and at Lake Merced in the city's southwestern end on...

Wildlife officials kill cougar that had threatened jogger

Sep. 4, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Four days after a cougar chased a jogger in an Oregon forest, state and federal wildlife officials on Wednesday tracked down and killed a mountain lion believed to be the same animal. The runner's frightening encounter with the cougar occurred Saturday in the Dunn Forest, a research...

Endangered Florida panther dies after being hit by car

Sep. 4, 2019 5:36 AM EDT

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It's the 14th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 17 total deaths this year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the remains of a 2-year-old female panther were found...