Latest Mountain lions News

California to build largest wildlife crossing in world

Aug. 20, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. Famous for traveling across two freeways and making a huge Los Angeles park his home, the lonesome big cat has become a symbol of the...

Thai tycoon in poaching scandal convicted on firearms charge

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a construction tycoon to six months in prison for illegal firearms possession in the latest case in a scandal that erupted when he was accused of poaching protected animals in a wildlife sanctuary. The Bangkok Criminal Court halved the one-year...

Rare Amur leopard cubs go on view at zoo; no names yet

Aug. 14, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Visitors may now get a look at two rare leopard cubs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York. Onondaga (ah-nahn-DAH'-gah) County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that the little Amur (ah-MOOR') leopards made their public debut Wednesday. The male and female cubs gradually...

First tracked mountain lion crosses Los Angeles freeway

Aug. 8, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say for the first time during a 17-year study of mountain lions, one of the big cats has been documented crossing Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. The National Park Service said Thursday that P-61 navigated the massive freeway between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on July 19 in Sepulveda...

2 Florida panthers killed by vehicles last week

Aug. 2, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. (AP) — Two female Florida panthers, including one pregnant with two babies, have died after being hit by cars. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says an 11-month-old panther died last week in Lee County and 5-year-old panther died just a few days before that in...

Frog population explodes in region of Vermont

Jul. 25, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — A wet spring has caused one frog population to explode in an area of Vermont where throngs of the amphibians have been hopping through fields and lawns, darting across roads and getting flattened by cars and tractors. University of Vermont herpetology lecturer James Andrews estimates...

Dion, Paltrow mingle with the organic at Valentino couture

Jul. 3, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Celine Dion and Gwyneth Paltrow added star power to the finale of Paris couture week by gracing the verdant Valentino collection. Meanwhile, Jean Paul Gaultier followed through on his pledge to go fur free, as Elie Saab reached a creative high with inspiration from China. Here are some...

Oregon deputy kills cougar deemed threat to mother, infant

Jun. 22, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a cougar after deeming it a threat to a mother and baby in Cascade Locks. The Hood River County Sheriff's Office says the infant was in a vehicle parked at home Friday night, and the mother couldn't remove the child from the car because the...