From western Europe to the Yukon, the grasslands of the Northern Hemisphere used to belong to the cave lion. The bones of this massive and maneless cat, larger than today's lion, can be found from the caves of Eurasia to Arctic permafrost. But what were these burly pantherines? Were they something truly distinct, or a variation of the regal felids that roam Africa and India today? Read full report.
News and Updates
Every year, at least 30,000 people — and possibly 10 times that — are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, most in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Symptoms can include fatigue, joint pain, memory problems and even temporary paralysis. In a small minority of cases, the malaise can persist for many months. Read full report.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed yet another sighting of a cougar in the state... the first confirmed sighting this year following multiple sightings in 2015. Read full report.
Feng Limin follows the lives of China's scarcest wild cats like a soap opera fan. He has never encountered one, but thanks to a network of motion-sensing cameras in the forests along China's borders with Russia and North Korea, the biologist has glimpsed a total of 27 Siberian tigers and 42 Amur leopards as they breed and prey on deer and wild boar. Read full report.
Mountain lions have been moving through Missouri for a couple of decades. Lions are an interesting addition to the state and historically, not a newcomer. As a large predator, we need to know more about these animals and the Missouri Department of Conservation is on the hunt . . . in the meantime, "we know what we saw." Read full report.
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