Why did the black bear cross the road? Actually, it didn’t—because it didn’t have to. A motion-activated camera shows that the bear in question took an overpass—essentially a large, camouflaged arch—that gracefully carves over U.S. Highway 93 in Montana, just north of the town of Evaro at the entrance to the Flathead Indian Reservation. Read full report.
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One of China’s northwestern provinces has set up a special protection zone after a pair of snow leopard cubs were spotted in that area for the first time, Sixth Tone’s sister publication The Paper reported Saturday. Read full report.
California mountain lions are strong enough to kill and eat a grown man and have provoked near-hysteria in Bay Area communities where they have increasingly surfaced, but the sharp-clawed carnivores aren’t as bold as their reputation, a unique study suggests. Read full report.
If a dangerously inbred puma population in Southern California is to survive in the future, an urgent need for genetic connectivity must be met, according to two scientific papers from a team of researchers coordinated by the University of California, Davis, and involving scientists at the University of Wyoming and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Read full report.
University of Wyoming researchers contributed to two research papers that focus on the conservation of a dangerously inbred mountain lion population in Southern California. Read full report.
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