Latest Mountain lions News

Woman tries to pry open mountain lion's jaws to save her dog

Dec. 5, 2019 12:35 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman punched a mountain lion Thursday and tried to pry its jaws open to save her dog from an attack in her backyard, officials said. The unidentified woman suffered a minor cut after the mountain lion attacked her miniature Schnauzer in the city of Simi...

New mountain lion added to Southern California study

Nov. 25, 2019 6:46 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Park Service says it’s added a new mountain lion to a long-term study of the big cats in Southern California. Officials announced Monday that the lion dubbed P-77 was captured, outfitted with a tracking collar and released where it was found in the Simi Hills...

Rat poison eyed in 2 California mountain lion deaths

Oct. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one case and is suspected in the other. The Park Service said Tuesday that a male dubbed P-30 was found dead in...

Marlon James, Laili Lalami are National Book Award nominees

Oct. 8, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," Laila Lalami's immigrant tale "The Other Americans" and Jason Reynolds' neighborhood story "Look Both Ways" are among this year's finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Nominees announced Tuesday also include Albert Woodfox,...