Latest Mountain lions News

Search for livestock-killing cougar begins in north Idaho

Oct. 9, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Federal and state wildlife officials have started a search in northern Idaho for a cougar that killed multiple livestock. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that Idaho Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are working to locate the cougar and trap it. Officials say...

Rat poison eyed in 2 California mountain lion deaths

Oct. 8, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one case and is suspected in the other. The Park Service said Tuesday that a male dubbed P-30 was found dead in...

Marlon James, Laili Lalami are National Book Award nominees

Oct. 8, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marlon James fantasy novel "Black Leopard, Red Wolf," Laila Lalami's immigrant tale "The Other Americans" and Jason Reynolds' neighborhood story "Look Both Ways" are among this year's finalists for the 70th annual National Book Awards. Nominees announced Tuesday also include Albert Woodfox,...

California man gets jail in death of protected mountain lion

Oct. 3, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man who acknowledged shooting and killing a protected mountain lion that roamed the mountains near Los Angeles has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. The Ventura County district attorney's office said Thursday that Alfredo Gonzalez must also perform community service and pay...

Choosing your first reptile: some species to look for

Oct. 1, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

Reptiles are easier to keep than ever, with special equipment available in almost any pet store. This ease of entry, however, means that beginners can end up in over their head. There are species that provide a rewarding introduction to these fascinating creatures. There are others to steer away from. A primer:...