Residents in a Santa Barbara County neighborhood are on the lookout after a 100-pound mountain lion was twice spotted wandering the streets Friday. Read full report.
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Late at night on March 15, a snow leopard secretly entered the sheepfold of a Tibetan household in a remote pastureland in China’s western Qinghai province, killing one sheep. Local Tibetan nomads captured the cat and sent it back up into the surrounding mountains. Read full report.
How old is that mountain lion? Scientists who can get up close enough, measure age by their teeth. These mammals have 4 types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Incisors are front teeth that are very straight and used for cutting. Read full report.
A recent research paper in the Journal of Heredity reveals that there are three sub-species of snow leopard. Until now, researchers had assumed this species, Panthera uncia, was monotypic. Read full report.
Two big cats - the African lion and the Sunda clouded leopard - are most at risk from extinction caused by loss of prey, according to a new analysis. Read full report.
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