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FILE - This Tuesday, June 16, 2020, file photo taken from surveillance camera video provided by KGO-TV/ABC7, shows a young mountain lion wandering through the station's parking lot in San Francisco. A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday, July 3, 2020, on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California, authorities said. (KGO-TV/ABC7 via AP, File)

Mountain lion seen roaming San Francisco killed on Highway 1

Jul. 3, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California, authorities said. The mountain lion was found on the shoulder of Highway...

San Francisco mountain lion may have killed zoo animals

Jun. 19, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A mountain lion that was captured roaming the streets of San Francisco this week may have killed three animals at the city zoo, authorities said. Two wallaroos and a red kangaroo were found dead in their outdoor exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo and it appears that a local wild...

In this image from surveillance camera video provided by KGO-TV/ABC7, a young mountain lion wanders through the station's parking lot in San Francisco Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The animal was safely captured Thursday, June 18. The disoriented cougar roamed the streets of the city for two days until he was spotted by a police officer near Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants.  (KGO-TV/ABC7 via AP)

Roaming mountain lion caught in downtown San Francisco

Jun. 18, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young mountain lion that had been spotted sleeping in a planter box along a normally busy street and looking at his reflection in the glass of an office tower in downtown San Francisco was safely captured Thursday and released into the wild, officials said. The disoriented cougar...

FILE - In this May 18, 1980, file photo, Mount St. Helens sends a plume of ash, smoke and debris skyward as it erupts.  May 18, 2020, is the 40th anniversary of the eruption that killed more than 50 people and blasted more than 1,300 feet off the mountain's peak. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)

Virus interrupts St. Helens eruption anniversary plans

May. 18, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted what had been big plans to mark the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The peak in the Cascade Mountain Range blew its top on May 18, 1980, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet (396 meters) off the...