In Los Angeles, residents are rallying to build one of the largest wildlife crossings in the world because of the plight of one lonely mountain lion
This is not the first time concerns have been raised over the loss of genetic diversity among the mountain lions
in the region.
The public took an interest in protecting him, and researchers have tracked him since his arrival in the city, learning much about how mountain lions
survive in urban areas.
The mother ran out and physically removed her son from the mountain lion
are solitary animals - they want their own territory and will fight and kill other mountain lions
to keep it, thus forcing the smaller, weaker and younger mountain lions
They discovered the genetic diversity of mountain lions
in the Santa Monica Mountains approached that of South Florida, where years of inbreeding had contributed to birth defects and reproductive failure.
were captured using leg-hold snares (Logan et al.
are part of where we live; one woke my wife up the other morning, yowling outside the bedroom window.
How likely is it that two or more migrating mountain lions
could make such an extraordinary odyssey, somehow survive, encounter each other, and begin a new population here?
But if you kill a lion, you just opened up that territory and a new mountain lion
is likely to move in and that will just continue the cycle of losing livestock and having to kill more mountain lions
As mountain lions
are rarely seen after or during an attack, it follows that published reports of detailed incidents with mountain lions
that identify the attacker and the reasons it may have had to attack are important.
In Mountain Lions
, Myths, and Media: A Critical Reevaluation of The Beast in the Garden, Wendy Keefover-Ring, director of the carnivore protection program at Sinapu, criticizes Baron's book as containing serious analytical, historical, and scientific errors and inadequacies.