Latest Mountain lions News

Southern California wildlife bridge plan gets huge boost

May. 14, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A plan to build a bridge over a major Southern California highway to enable mountain lions and other wildlife to move between wilderness areas has received a $25 million challenge grant to advance the project, organizers said Friday. The challenge...

Officials: Big cat on Wichita, Kansas, door camera is cougar

May. 12, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A doorbell camera captured video of a mountain lion trotting along a residential back alley in Wichita earlier this week, Kansas wildlife officials confirmed. Kansas Department of Wildlife Research Biologist Matt Peek said it’s the first confirmed...

Chinese safari park concealed leopards' escape for 2 weeks

May. 10, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in eastern China used drones and hunting dogs to search for the last of three leopards that escaped from a safari park, which faced strong public criticism for concealing the breakout for more than two weeks. The leopards escaped from Hangzhou...

Mountain lion removed from Modoc County community

May. 07, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A mountain lion that took an interest in a chicken coop in the northeastern California city of Alturas was captured and returned to the wild. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said the young, female mountain lion...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 14, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the ninth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 14 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

Apr. 13, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle. It’s the eighth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 13 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Officials: Florida panther cubs found dead

Apr. 03, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Two endangered Florida panther cubs have been found dead. They make 12 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The remains of a male cub and a female cub, both three months old, were found Thursday...

Mountain lion caught, relocated from west Vegas neighborhood

Apr. 02, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say game wardens responding to a report of a mountain lion chased by coyotes in suburban Las Vegas found the cat in a tree, captured it and released it in a remote area. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Doug Nielsen told the Las Vegas...

Judge: US agency illegally paid for Colorado predator hunt

Mar. 31, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally helped pay for a Colorado program to kill dozens of mountain lions and black bears in an experiment to determine if the predators were partly responsible for declining mule deer populations, a federal judge has ruled. ...

Mountain lion in California study likely killed by vehicle

Mar. 31, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that was part of a federal study in the Los Angeles region died of injuries likely caused by a vehicle, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Wednesday. The male lion, dubbed P-78, was the 23rd victim of road...