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Cheryl Gray

Good management starts with science

May 25, 2017

Last year, a group of Montanans, including wildlife biologists and hunters, launched a ballot initiative that would have banned trapping on public lands. They called trapping barbaric because people’s pets, as well as threatened and endangered wildlife, inadvertently get killed in traps. Read full report.

Captive-bred Iberian Lynx found dead hours after release

May 22, 2017

An Iberian Lynx, bred in Spain, but which had been released into the wild on Wednesday in the Guadiana Valley in Portugal, where the critically endangered species is being reintroduced, died after it was run over on the same day in the area of Mértola, in the Beja district. Read full report.

IMAGINE MOVING OUT WHEN YOU’RE 1 YEAR OLD

May 22, 2017

Imagine being just a year old and having to move out on your own! From about 6 months of age, mountain lion kittens can survive without their mom, but it is a difficult existence. Most kittens will stay with their mother until the age of 12 to 18 months. Read full report.

HOW OLD IS THAT MOUNTAIN LION?

May 14, 2017

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.

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