A young male bobcat, hit by a car on Highway 84 in Sunol in May, made quite a journey before being returned to the wild this week. Teams of rescuers from the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley and Felidae Conservation Fund released the bobcat in an open space in San Ramon Friday afternoon. Watch full report.
From under the shade of an oak tree, deep in the forests of the Blue Oak Ranch Reserve in San Jose, the slope descends steeply in a dense tangle of slippery grass and branches. Read full report.
A group that researches big cats in the Bay Area is setting up bait stations around the region’s foothills in an effort to catch mountain lions roaming near neighborhoods. Watch full report.
This past fall, after 40 years of being closed, Bootjack Campground on Mt. Tam reopened to the public. Martha Stafford, a longtime Mill Valley resident, was one of the first people to take advantage of the newly opened campsites. But, she won't be going back soon. Read full report.
The runner's pace was steady. She was tired but aware as she turned onto a trail to head up the final stretch of her route on the deserted headlands north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Read full report (The article starts on page 52 of the April Green Issue).
In short, yes. And, maybe, no. Tasers can be an effective method of non-lethal defense against cougars, ignoring other vital factors. But we’ll get to that. Before you head into the backcountry packing high voltage, you’ll want to know a few things about America’s misunderstood lion. Read full report.
If the thought of mountain lions roaming near your neighborhood or hiking trail makes you afraid, don't be. Pumas are way more threatened by people than the other way around, says Zara McDonald, who's on a mission to reduce paranoia and increase appreciation for the predator cat. Read full report.
The Bay Area’s Oakland Zoo is proud to announce that Quarters for Conservation, a program to promote wildlife conservation efforts, has raised more than one hundred thousand dollars. Three of the Zoo’s conservation partners, ARCAS Animal Rescue in Guatemala, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center, and the Bay Area Puma Project are the main beneficiaries of the proceeds, which were collected from each Zoo admission fee. The remaining funds will support Oakland Zoo’s other conservation partnerships and efforts. Read full report.
Wildlife biologists have embarked on an ambitious 10-year project to track mountain lions in the East Bay. Da Lin reports. Watch the report.
All films screened at the Fox Theater, 2001 H St; see accompanying box for ticket prices, other information. 9:05 a.m., "Right Now: Living with Mountain Lions" (music video): Designed as a wakeup call to spotlight public apathy towards mountain lions. Read full report.