Latest Mountain lions News

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jan. 18, 2022 16:02 PM EST

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

Mountain lion enters condo lobby near Colorado ski resort

Jan. 11, 2022 14:07 PM EST

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Colorado euthanized a mountain lion that entered the main lobby of a condominium building at the base of Vail Ski Resort. Vail police officers were called to the Lionshead Village area on Saturday after the feline was seen in and near...

Yet another mountain lion turns up in eastern Nebraska

Jan. 10, 2022 16:31 PM EST

DENTON, Neb. (AP) — Another mountain lion sighting in eastern Nebraska has some people wondering if the animal's population is on the rise and moving beyond known populations in the western part of the state. So far, state game officials aren't convinced. The Lincoln...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Jan. 10, 2022 15:47 PM EST

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

New California wildlife preserve gives animals room to roam

Jan. 03, 2022 20:04 PM EST

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) — Mountain lions, eagles, salamanders and other protected animals will have room to roam without threat of encroaching development thanks to a vast new nature preserve that creates a wildlife corridor connecting Northern and Southern California. The Randall...

Mountain lion struck by vehicle in Washington County

Dec. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Neb. (AP) — A mountain lion has been struck and killed by a vehicle in eastern Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that Washington County Sheriff Mike Robinson on Wednesday posted an image of the dead mountain lion. “This is a first in a 40 year...

Bloomington zoo's big cat exhibit reopening after COVID-19

Dec. 21, 2021 22:05 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The big cat exhibit at a central Illinois zoo is reopening after five animals had COVID-19. A tiger and three snow leopards appear to be fully recovered at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, while another snow leopard might not appear for a few more days...

Conservationists sue over US plan to kill Nevada predators

Dec. 17, 2021 11:57 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing three federal agencies over the adequacy of an environmental review the government has said satisfies requirements to resume the killing of coyotes, mountain lions and other wildlife in federally protected wilderness areas in Nevada. The...

'Panther' the cat rescued after days-long utility pole perch

Dec. 11, 2021 05:06 AM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For at least two days and maybe more, residents of a suburban Denver neighborhood worried about the fate of a black cat called Panther who was perched atop a 36-foot (11-meter) utility pole. Panther stayed put despite efforts by his co-owner, Alexis Soberanis...

Mountain lion kittens found under picnic table in California

Dec. 10, 2021 15:02 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two mountain lion kittens that survived after a litter of four was found under a picnic table are being cared for at a Southern California veterinary hospital, officials said. The four tiny cats estimated to be about six weeks old were spotted Nov. 29...