Victor, Idaho cougar killings spark public interest & create educational opportunity

The killing of two cougars last month near Victor, Idaho has created a lot of public interest in the issues of sport hunting and mountain lion management. Many people were concerned that the killings were illegal, and might have resulted in the orphaning of juvenile lions. While the cougars were in fact killed legally, the incident has shed light on the lives of mountain lions and the challenges they face.

We used this incident as an opportunity to educate people about cougar life history, ecology, social hierarchy, and how to safely live with these incredible animals. We thank Teton Valley News for seeking out the facts and taking the time to share the most important message: We can coexist.

Please read the full story at Teton Valley News:

http://www.tetonvalleynews.net/page2/victor-residents-ask-question-about-cougar-hunt-victor-residents-worried/article_7b51a07e-b6f4-11e4-a107-433a4c5691b4.html