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Eastern cougars still exist, Ontario ministry insists, despite U.S. claim they're gone
Ottawa Citizen | 2011-03-04There are still eastern cougars in Ontario, maintains the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, despite a Wednesday announcement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claiming the species is extinct.
Florida Panther Not Extinct, Eastern Cougar Is; Here's the Difference
AOL News | 2011-03-04The confirmed extinction of the eastern cougar has refocused attention on the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi), a different but related cougar subspecies whose numbers have also dwindled. Its habitat is extremely limited: Wildlife experts believe there are only 80 to 100 adult Florida panthers left, and they are confined to Lee, Collier, Hendry, Dade and Monroe counties. Because the population has been isolated in the wild, it has remained genetically distinct from other cougar subspecies.
Eastern Cougar Is Declared Extinct, With an Asterisk
New York Times | 2011-03-03Seven decades after the last reported sighting of the eastern cougar, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service declared it extinct Wednesday and recommended that it be removed from the nation’s endangered species list.
Federal researchers declare eastern cougar extinct
AP | 2011-03-02The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago.
Plaquemines searching for large black cat
WWL AM870 FM105.3 | 2011-02-01Officials in Plaquemines Parish are warning residents to be on the lookout for a large black undomesticated cat seen near the East Bank community of Phoenix. Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says the Sheriff's Office and officers from Wildlife & Fisheries are currently working to capture the cat.
Hunters shoot mountain lion near Macon
North Missourian | 2011-01-27The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed that a group of hunters killed a young male mountain lion west of La Plata, Mo., on Jan. 22.
Cougar sightings reported, but proof is rare
Gazette Xtra.com | 2010-08-16Milton residents Kalen Marsden and Chad Lovelace were in a canoe, fishing a bend on the east end of Rice Lake near Hickory Hills Campground. It was a mid-June day. The fish were biting.
Western Neb. woman says she spotted mountain lion
Action 3 News Omaha | 2010-07-18Authorities are checking into reports of a possible mountain lion in western Nebraska after a Dawes County Sheriff's employee reported seeing one near the courthouse.
State says cougars are here, but only in UP
Detroit Free Press | 2010-06-24A flash of a cougar's hindquarters and distinctive tail was all that showed up on the film, but it was enough to confirm to state wildlife officials another cougar in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Police on prowl for big cat
News-Messanger -Ohio | 2010-05-27Several people at Covenant Harbor Retirement Center called police Thursday just after 9 a.m. to report they saw a large cat, possibly a female lion or cougar, police Chief Steven Weirich said.
Third Florida panther death in 3 days
AP - Florida. | 2010-05-25Authorities say a Florida panther cub is dead after apparently being hit by a car over the weekend along U.S. 41 in Collier County.
Big cat reports have residents in Thompson talking
Norwich Bulletin | 2010-04-22Thompson, Conn. —Norman Rudzinski, of Thompson, remembers the piercing screech of the mountain lion he says he saw roaming his property a few years ago.
Authorities search Monmouth County wooded areas for mountain lion sighted by motorist
New Jersey Real-Time News | 2010-03-12Police and wildlife officials are searching wooded areas and neighborhoods along the Manalapan and Marlboro after two people reportedly spotted a cougar prowling along a roadway early this morning, authorities said.
Was the last wild cougar in Pennsylvania shot in Berks County?
readingeagle.com | 2010-03-04Today, the mountain lions are but a memory in these parts. They've been gone since 1874.
DEC to look into cougar sightings in Allegany County
Wellsville Daily Reporter, NY | 2010-03-03Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say they will look at some photos and into cougar sightings in Allegany County.
Reports of lion in Northern New York a hoax
WCAX - Vermont | 2010-02-12Have catamounts returned to the mountains of Northern New York? State wildlife officials say the answer is no, despite reports circulating via email and text message.
Panthera: Mountain lions in Iowa? Maybe next year.
Panthera, Huffington Post | 2009-12-21On Monday afternoon, a hunter in eastern Iowa had the rare luck to see a mountain lion. Mountain lions, like most wild cats, are secretive creatures and are notoriously hard to see in the wild. And, not only does this hunter get to see a mountain lion, he gets to see the first one that has been seen in the state in 5 years.
Hoax photo doesn't help believability of mountain lions in Poconos
Pocono Outdoors John Serrao | 2009-10-26There's a saying that "things aren't always what they appear to be." Never has this been more accurate than in today's digital, computerized world.
Two recent panther deaths confound biologists
Eric Staats, Naples News | 2009-10-20A case of a Florida panther found dead in an orange grove east of Ave Maria has been turned over to federal investigators. The cause of death is unknown, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologist Dave Onorato said Monday.
Search continues for evidence of mountain lion
Geoff Cunningham Jr. - Foster's Daily Democrat | 2009-10-06Despite several reported sightings, Fish and Game Wildlife Biologist Patrick Tate says he has yet to find hard evidence that a mountain lion was wandering the state's southeastern region last month.
Nebraska wildlife officials probing big cat sighting
Associated Press | 2009-08-10Nebraska wildlife officials are investigating a reported mountain lion sighting near Malcolm and say they have some evidence to help them.
Cougar Sighting Hoax in Newark
Evan Axelbank | 2009-08-07The Department of Environmental Conservation gets dozens of calls about strange animals every year. In this case, they say the animal in question, a cougar, was part of a prank that went too far.
Mountain lion still a mythical creature in area
Scott Monroe-Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel | 2009-07-17Sorry, but it wasn't a mountain lion. That's the determination state officials made Thursday of a sample of feces, known as scat, found June 8 on Riggs Brook Lane in northern Augusta.
Hunters Are Depleting Lion And Cougar Populations, Study Finds
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