Rat poison eyed in 2 California mountain lion deaths
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Two Southern California mountain lions that were part of a National Park Service study have been found dead and rodent poison has been confirmed as the cause in one...
California man gets jail in death of protected mountain lion
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man who acknowledged shooting and killing a protected mountain lion that roamed the mountains near Los Angeles has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
White lions join crew of animals at Alabama animal preserve
FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An animal preserve in northeast Alabama is now home to two white lions.
Tigers for Tomorrow at Untamed Mountain recently announced that Bakari and Kimani are settling...
Cougar encounter renews debate about threats from animal
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Peter Idema has been running the trails and logging roads of Oregon State University's Dunn Research Forest near his Soap Creek Valley home for more than 30 years.
Cougar goes inside California house, lies down in bathroom
SONORA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a mountain lion wandered inside a California house and was captured in a photo lying on a bathroom floor.
California man charged with shooting protected mountain lion
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A Simi Valley man was charged with shooting and killing a protected mountain lion that roamed the mountains northwest of Los Angeles and was wearing a GPS tracking...
State taking lottery applications for mountain lion permits
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting lottery applications for mountain lion permits through Sept. 27 for the 2020 hunting season.
Mountain lion fatally struck trying to cross LA freeway
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A male mountain lion who successfully crossed a 10-lane freeway in Los Angeles two months ago was struck and killed Saturday on the same section of the freeway.
Mountain lion spotted at San Francisco park and lake
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials have confirmed two mountain lion sightings at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
The city Recreation and Park Department said it has posted signs after the...
Wildlife officials kill cougar that had threatened jogger
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Four days after a cougar chased a jogger in an Oregon forest, state and federal wildlife officials on Wednesday tracked down and killed a mountain lion believed to be the same...
Tests confirm euthanized mountain lion had attacked boy
DENVER (AP) — Wildlife officials say a young mountain lion euthanized last week was the one that attacked an 8-year-old boy outside his rural Colorado home.
Mountain lion bites Colorado boy on head outside his home
DENVER (AP) — A mountain lion bit an 8-year-old boy on the head outside his rural Colorado home in the third big-cat attack on people in the state this year, prompting authorities to euthanize two...
The Latest: Mountain lions killed after Colorado boy bitten
BAILEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a mountain lion attack in Colorado (all times local):
Wildlife officials have euthanized two mountain lions after an 8-year-old boy was...
2 young mountain lions shot in Montana town
COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say two young mountain lions were killed in separate shootings near a river park in Montana.
The Hungry Horse News reported Wednesday that a resident...
California to build largest wildlife crossing in world
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city.
Hungry mountain lion killed after attacking Colorado hunter
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a Colorado man did everything right to survive a mountain lion attack before the animal was killed by authorities.
First tracked mountain lion crosses Los Angeles freeway
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say for the first time during a 17-year study of mountain lions, one of the big cats has been documented crossing Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.
Caution urged after Colorado mountain lion sightings
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials tell people near the Rocky Mountain foothills to keep an eye on their children and pets after a series of mountain lion sightings.
ALMA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has approved a mountain lion hunting season for 2020.
The commission says in a news release that the season was approved Friday at...
Social media did in Yellowstone lion poachers
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Celebratory social media posts tipped off authorities to a trio of Montana mountain lion hunters who illegally killed a lion in Yellowstone National Park.
ALMA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission plans to consider a staff recommendation for the 2020 mountain lion season at its June 21 meeting in Alma.
DENVER (AP) — Wildlife officials have released a mountain lion that was seized from a southern Colorado home after falling ill when the residents fed it bratwurst.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wildlife authorities say DNA tests confirm that a mountain lion killed in a San Diego County nature preserve this week is the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy hours...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wildlife officers said Tuesday that they killed a mountain lion in a San Diego County nature preserve and will try to determine if it was the animal that injured a 4-year-old boy...
Child injured in likely mountain lion attack
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police and the state's Department of Natural Resources are investigating another alleged sighting of a mountain lion in Des Moines.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials have killed a mountain lion that was found off a busy street near downtown Helena.
Helena interim Police Chief Steve Hagen says a NorthWestern...
PATAGONIA, Ariz. (AP) — The state Game and Fish Department says a mountain lion was killed after being found under a mobile home in a rural community in southern Arizona and being deemed a threat...
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Wildlife authorities say they're planning to kill a mountain lion that's been deemed a threat to public safety in Bend.
The Bend Bulletin reports cougar activity has been...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials think a mountain lion seen in Des Moines likely has left town.
The animal was spotted on security video last week west of downtown and on the city's south...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A mountain lion appears to be ambling through much of Des Moines.
Police on Thursday warned city residents to be mindful of the animal after it was spotted on...
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced three men for killing a mountain lion in Yellowstone National Park.
The Livingston, Montana, men earlier pleaded guilty to shooting the...
Rat poison found in California mountain lion that died
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion that died last month in the wilderness west of Los Angeles had rat poison in its system.
NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officials say an animal that killed a southern Indiana family's pet cat in March was a bobcat, not a mountain lion.
Dog helps St. Louis researcher track animals in the wild
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Train, a 12-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever from St. Louis, has been at the center of a wildlife conservation research team for about a decade, but he's more focused on...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The mountain lion hunting season has ended in the Black Hills with the lowest number of animals taken in 10 years, according to South Dakota officials.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — New research indicates that increasing hunting pressure on mountain lions to help a struggling mule deer population in western Wyoming may not be working as...
NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State wildlife officials are investigating a southern Indiana family's report that a mountain lion killed their pet cat.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The National Park Service says researchers in Southern California have re-captured a female mountain and treated it for mange, a parasitic disease of the hair and...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Hunters can apply for one of four mountain lion hunting permits available in Nebraska this spring.
The state Game and Parks Commission says applications for the permits...
Mountain lion sighting near school keeps children inside
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Students and teachers were forced to stay inside a suburban Salt Lake City school while wildlife officials corralled a mountain lion that was spotted nearby.
Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home
HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert.
The homeowner called authorities Saturday after spotting the animal near the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains.
San Bernardino County firefighters found the large mountain lion perched on a branch about 50 feet (15 meters) high.
Runner recalls desperate fight with thrashing mountain lion
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Fear washed over Travis Kauffman as he wrestled with a thrashing mountain lion that attacked him on a Colorado mountain trail, but then his fighting instinct took over as he found its neck with his foot and suffocated the young cat.
Survivor recounts battle against mountain lion
Mountain lion sighting near school triggers shelter-in-place
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City area elementary schools are keeping students inside after reports of a mountain lion sighting in a backyard near one of the schools.
Jordan School District spokeswoman Sandra Riesgraf said Friday that the cougar was spotted by a resident early Friday morning in backyards of houses near Foothills Elementary School in Riverton, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Salt Lake City.
Trail runner recounts life-or-death fight with mountain lion
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — When a young mountain lion clamped its jaws onto Travis Kauffman's wrist and clawed at his face, he screamed a "barbarian yell," jammed his foot onto the animal's neck and held it there until the cat quit thrashing and died.
After a couple of minutes, Kauffmann recalled Thursday, "it finally stopped moving and then the jaws opened and I was able to kind of scramble back up the hill and get the heck out of Dodge."
The Latest: Mountain lion locked its jaws on runner’s wrist
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on a Colorado mountain lion attack (all times local):
A Colorado man who survived a mountain lion attack says he knew he had to do something drastic when the young cat's jaws stayed clamped on his wrist as he pounded its head with a rock.
Travis Kauffman said Thursday that he got one foot onto the cat's neck and held it there as the animal thrashed. Eventually the animal stopped moving, and Kauffman pulled out his arm and scrambled away.
Mountain lion killed in California wine country sparks anger
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A fatally shot young mountain lion in Northern California that was part of a research project has set off angry criticism and left a family defending its actions.
The mountain lion killed a goat before the animal was trapped in Napa last week and fitted with an electronic collar as part of an Audubon Canyon Ranch research project, the Press Democrat reported Tuesday.
Western Montana districts hit female mountain lion quotas
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — State wildlife officials say hunters in several western Montana hunting districts have met the quota of female mountain lions for the season.
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department says hunting in portions of Mineral, Sanders and Missoula counties closed Sunday evening.
Hunting in portions of Mineral and Missoula counties will close Monday after sunset.