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Officials: Florida panther killed

May. 24, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died. It’s the 17th panther death recorded this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The cause of death wasn't immediately known. The remains of the 5-month-old female...

California woman says dog defended her from mountain lion

May. 18, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

BIG BAR, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was attacked by a mountain lion in Northern California says her dog jumped to her defense and was badly wounded in protecting her. “I don’t think I will ever be able to live up to how amazing and loyal she is to me,” Erin Wilson told the...

Officials: 3 Florida panthers struck and killed by vehicles

May. 16, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Three endangered Florida panthers have died after being struck by vehicles over the past week. They're the 12th, 13th and 14th panther deaths attributed to fatal collisions, out of 14 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

May. 10, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the 12th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 12 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...

California breaks ground on largest urban wildlife crossing

Apr. 22, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Construction has begun on what is billed as the world's largest wildlife crossing for mountain lions and other animals caught in Southern California's urban sprawl. Officials held a ceremony Friday to mark the start of construction of a $90 million...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 19, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the 11th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 11 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...

Emaciated mountain lion cub rescued, treated at Oakland Zoo

Apr. 12, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An orphaned and emaciated mountain lion cub spotted by hikers in the San Francisco area was brought to the Oakland Zoo, where veterinarians have named her “Rose” and are trying to nurse her back to health. An initial exam indicated Rose had not eaten in...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 12, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the 10th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 10 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The...

Florida Panthers win 7th straight, beating Predators 4-1

Apr. 09, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have proven they know how to score. Against Nashville, they showed they can play a little defense as well. Even with a rookie goaltender in net. Anton Lundell scored the winning goal in the second period, and the...

SW Indiana zoo euthanizes 18-year-old clouded leopard

Apr. 09, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An 18-year-old clouded leopard that was a longtime fixture at a southwestern Indiana zoo has been euthanized after the elderly animal was found to be suffering from renal failure, zoo officials said. The Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden announced Miri's...