The cougar is considered an extirpated species in Pennsylvania. The last known Pennsylvania native cougar was killed in Berks County in 1874.There have been frequent reported sightings of cougars throughout the state, however most cases have been disproven based on examination of tracks, photos or other physical evidence.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission has no evidence of wild, breeding populations of large cats in Pennsylvania to date.
There are currently no cougar-related advocacy activities in this state.
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The USFWS placed the eastern cougar on the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in 1973. The last known Pennsylvania native mountain lion was killed in Berks County in 1874.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
2001 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9797
Telephone: (717) 787-4250
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