Friday, October 23, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 21 Oct 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.

Kansas Wildlife Biologists Confirm Mountain Lion Sighting

Photographs taken by a hunter in a tree stand have provided enough proof for biologists to conclude there was a mountain lion in Kansas this week. This is only the second confirmed mountain lion in the state in over a hundred years (one was killed two years ago by a landowner). Mountain lions sometimes wander hundreds of miles in search of an available and suitable habitat to claim as their home range territory. Mountain lions are not protected in Kansas and can be killed by any landowner on their property.

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Study: Cougars Essential to Balanced System


Scientists have known for years that cougars and other top predators help maintain a healthy ecosystem. Now, the public will have an opportunity to hear the research behind these findings from the experts themselves. Not only do cougars keep deer and elk populations in balance, but their presence alone changes the grazing behavior of these ungulates in a way that benefits all wildlife. Oregon State University's Professor Bill Ripple will present his work on October 22nd.

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Two Recent Panther Deaths Confound Biologists

Not only are Florida panthers losing habitat and being killed on roads, but lately there have been a few unusual deaths under investigation. Earlier this year one cat was believed to be killed by a poacher, then one was killed in a fight with another panther, and now an unknown cause of death in a third cat is under review. Life in the wild is tough and only a small percentage of panthers will make it through their first few years of life.
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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. If you can not use the links in this email to read complete articles, cut and paste (or type) the following address into your browser:
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