Monday, September 14, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 9 Sep 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Dear Friend,

Here are a few of the top stories on mountain lions from recent news articles. For more frequent updates, visit MountainLion.org and read the news daily.

Elusive cougar captured in Magnolia's Discovery Park, already released into the wild
On Monday morning a cougar who had been seen in Seattle's Discovery Park was tranquilized and relocated by wildlife biologist Brain Kertson and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Officer Nicholas Jorg. The adult cougar appeared to be in good health and did not show any aggression towards the men. After being released in the Cascades, the cat was then chased by a Karelian bear dog from Washington's non-lethal wildlife control program. The cougar was fitted with a radio collar that will help wildlife officials monitor his movements and determine if aversive conditioning works to keep cougars away from populated cities.

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Kofa Range Mountain Lion Lethally Removed

The radio collared lion in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge who had been preying on bighorn sheep was killed by Arizona Game & Fish officers on Tuesday. They claim this individual lion threatened the sheep population with extinction. Kofa's mountain lion population was supposed to be protected until the US Fish & Wildlife Service completed their study. However, their research is not yet complete and the ban on removing lions has expired.

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Panther killed on I-75

This week another Florida panther was killed on Interstate-75 in Collier County. The healthy, two-year-old female is the thirteenth panther found dead so far this year. The driver did not report the collision, and the remains were found by a Florida Highway Patrol Officer.

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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Click here to read more! The Mountain Lion Foundation follows cougar and wildlife news each week. For a complete library of the most pertinent news articles, visit the Mountain Lion Foundation Newsroom.

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