Latest Mountain lions News

Kansas seeing more mountain lions, black bears, elk

Jun. 06, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some wildlife species that were previously absent or rare in Kansas are appearing more often now, including a mountain lion that was caught on video last month roaming through an alley in Wichita. The mountain lion sighting continues a trend in...

Mountain lion euthanized after roaming at Vegas apartments

Jun. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada wildlife officials have euthanized a mountain lion that was roaming a west Las Vegas apartment complex. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the animal was spotted Tuesday morning. Police called the Nevada Department...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

May. 28, 2021 05:44 AM EDT

EVERGLADES CITY, 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 16 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

San Francisco mountain lion captured and returned to wild

May. 22, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mountain lion captured in a San Francisco neighborhood has been released into the wild. The young male cougar was tranquilized and taken to the Oakland Zoo early Thursday, state Fish and Wildlife spokesman Ken Paglia told the...

Officials: Florida panther struck and killed by vehicle

May. 22, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

IMMOKALEE, 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 15 total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. ...

Mountain lion that roamed San Francisco captured

May. 20, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mountain lion that roamed the streets of San Francisco for two days has been captured and will be returned to the wild, authorities said. The cougar, an approximately 2-year-old male, was found in a tree near Mission Street and tranquilized by San...

Police mark 2nd video sighting of mountain lion near Wichita

May. 20, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Another mountain lion sighting has been captured on a doorbell camera in the Wichita area, and Kansas wildlife officials suspect it’s the same big cat caught on camera last week sauntering through a Wichita alley. Police in the Wichita suburb of...

Mountain lion spotted in San Francisco neighborhood

May. 19, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents of the Bernal Heights area of San Francisco have been advised that a mountain lion has been seen there. San Francisco Animal Care and Control spokeswoman Deb Campbell told the San Francisco Chronicle the mountain lion was recorded by a...

Jan. 6 riot suspect on house arrest after mountain lion kill

May. 17, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a Colorado hunting guide accused of assaulting a police officer during the U.S. Capitol riot to be placed on house arrest after prosecutors say he violated the conditions of his release by having a gun and shooting a mountain lion. ...

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...