While it’s extremely unlikely to encounter a mountain lion, it can happen — like Thursday, when a big cat was trapped in Branciforte Creek in Santa Cruz.First, if you see a mountain lion, make sure it’s really a mountain lion. This story highlights the differences between mountain lions and bobcats, which are frequently incorrectly reported as mountain lions. Read full report.
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London may have werewolves, but Santa Cruz now has mountain lions. A wayward cat enthralled the city Thursday when it ambled from the mountains and was spotted around daybreak near one of the busiest intersections in town. Several hours after leaping a fence and into an aqueduct 25 feet below, the lion was tranquilized and rescued without further trouble. Read full report.
Life is more relaxed in Keystone these days, following the shooting of three mountain lions that had confronted dogs, strolled through yards and killed deer on city streets. State Game, Fish & Parks Department officers killed an adult female lion and two 40-pound kittens in Keystone on the nights of May 5 and May 6 after a string of cat sightings in town over several weeks. Read full report.
State wildlife officers killed three mountain lions that had confronted dogs, strolled through yards and killed deer on city streets in the southwestern South Dakota community of Keystone. The Rapid City Journal reports that Game, Fish and Parks officers killed an adult female lion and two 40-pound kittens on May 5 and May 6. Read full report.
A ban on the clearing of tropical forests in Indonesia is on the verge of being extended in a historic deal that could protect some of the world's most threatened habitats. Indonesia is home to about a third of the world's remaining tropical forests, which provide a habitat for endangered species such as the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. Read full report.