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3 mountain lion cubs euthanized in eastern Idaho

Dec. 01, 2021 11:42 AM EST

SUGAR CITY, Idaho (AP) — State wildlife officials have euthanized three lion cubs in southeastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game captured and euthanized the cubs on Friday after they appeared in the backyards of homes in the small town of...

Big cats back at Sioux Falls zoo after negative virus tests

Nov. 27, 2021 12:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Big cats are back on display at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls after a snow leopard died of COVID-19. The animals, including tigers and snow leopards, have tested negative for the virus and were to return to their exhibits on Wednesday, zoo...

Value of livestock killed by predators to exceed funding

Nov. 26, 2021 17:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The value of livestock killed by predators such as grizzly bears and wolves is expected to exceed the budget for compensating ranchers for such losses this year, the Montana Livestock Loss Board said. George Edwards, the board's executive...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Nov. 16, 2021 20:56 PM EST

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the 21st panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 27 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

3 snow leopards with COVID-19 die at Lincoln Children’s Zoo

Nov. 13, 2021 19:40 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Three snow leopards have died at the Lincoln Children's Zoo in Nebraska of complications from COVID-19. The zoo made the announcement in a Facebook post Friday, describing the deaths of the three leopards — named Ranney, Everest, and Makalu—...

8 big cats at St. Louis Zoo test positive for COVID

Nov. 12, 2021 12:13 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two African lions and six other big cats at the St. Louis Zoo have tested positive for COVID-19. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that zoo officials said Thursday that the animals are expected to make a full recovery. Besides the lions, two snow...

California roadkill report names deadliest highways, costs

Nov. 10, 2021 17:17 PM EST

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of mountain lions, bears, bighorn sheep, squirrels, birds and lizards have met their fate in collisions with vehicles across California, according to a “roadkill” report that names a San Francisco Bay Area highway as the state's deadliest for...

Cougar sightings creeping up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Nov. 08, 2021 12:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — More cougar sightings are being confirmed in Michigan, although wildlife officials aren’t certain yet whether that means more of the animals are reclaiming the area as their home. Ten sightings of cougars, also known as pumas or mountain lions, have...

Rare leopard cub makes debut at Santa Barbara Zoo

Nov. 05, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A rare Amur leopard cub has made her public debut at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The cub, named Marta, spent about an hour in her outdoor habitat Thursday morning, KSBY-TV reported. Marta was born in August and had remained...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Nov. 02, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the 20th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 26 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...