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Mountain lion season closes in southwestern North Dakota

  BISMARCK, N.D. | North Dakota's mountain lion hunting season in a zone in the far southwestern part of the state has closed after the taking of a seventh cat.   North Dakota Game and Fish Department officials say the lion was taken Thursday, filling the late-season quota. The mountain lion season in Zone 2, which is the rest of the state outside Zone 1, has no quota and is open through March 31.   Zone 1 includes land south of ND Highway 1804 from the Montana border to the point where the road lies directly across Read More

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Mountain Lion Sighting Near San Mateo Shopping Center CA

  SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — A mountain lion was spotted near a shopping center in San Mateo early Friday morning, police said.   Citizens reported seeing a mountain lion about the size of a medium-sized dog around 4 a.m. Friday in the area of the Laurelwood Shopping Center at 1206 W. Hillsdale Blvd. in San Mateo, according to police.     Witnesses reported the sighting to police about an hour later. The California Department of Fish and game was also notified.   Anyone who encounters a mountain lion Read More

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Tiger kills woman in Dighori forest India

  BHANDARA: A woman, who went into Dighori forest in Bhandara district to collect firewood, was killed by a full grown tiger on Saturday afternoon. The deceased Chhaya Deshpande (28) hailed form Manegaon village in Lakhandur taluka.   Chhaya, along with some other women, had gone to Dighori forest to collect the firewood when a lurking tiger pounced on her. As she cried for help, the other women who accompanied her ran from the spot. But Nanda Kathane, a member of the group, started shouting loudly to drive the tiger away. But Read More

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Mountain lion study planned in Bitterroot Valley Montana

  HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — Biologists with the University of Montana and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are starting a one-year study on mountain lions living in the east and west fork drainages of the Bitterroot River where a three-year elk study is also being conducted.   The Ravalli Republic reports (http://bit.ly/UU2Hgh) that biologists plan to use hollow biopsy darts to collect DNA samples from cougars treed by dogs. Biologists will also use DNA information collected from scat as well as DNA from mountain lions killed Read More

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Mountain lion photo confirmed in Dekalb MO

  The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed as authentic a photograph of a mountain lion in Dekalb County, MO.   This photograph, taken by a game trail camera on private land just north of Cameron, Mo., shows a mountain lion on the prowl just after 2 a.m. on December 12. Missouri Department of Conservation officials can't confirm or deny that there is a breeding population of the cats in Missouri, but it has become apparent that cats are dispersing into western parts of the state. The Missouri Department of Read More

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Lion Meat Is Off the Menu at Several Restaurants

  Looking for a little lion on rye? Some Simba dim sum? A hearty mane course? Sorry, Tarzan, but it's not a jungle out there, or anyway won't be for much longer. Outraged when she discovered that a multicultural fusion restaurant called Taste & See in Wichita, Kan., planned to serve African lion meat as part of an exotic game dinner, a New Jersey animal lover, Cheryl Semcer, has started a petition on Change.org ("The world's petition platform") demanding that the USDA ban the sale of lion meat in America. (Taste & See chef Jason Read More

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Leopard Cubs Reunited

Three Leopard Cubs Reunited with their Mother Dr. Ajay received a call at  2:30 PM that three leopard cubs had been found in a nearby sugarcane field.  Within an hour of  receiving the call, Dr. Ajay had arrived on the scene and evaluated what needed to be done.  After a thorough evaluation of the two males and one female he determined the 6 week old cubs to be in good health and that the next move should be to try and reunite them with their mother.  That night, after waiting in the dark for 3 hours, the mother arrived around midnight Read More

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Lion cub dies of pneumonia in Rajula

Lion cub dies of pneumonia in Rajula   TNN Dec 1, 2012, 11.11PM IST RAJKOT: The lion cub rescued from Fachariya village in Rajula taluka of Amreli district three days ago died of pneumonia on Friday morning. The sick cub, said to be 27 days old, had been found in the fields by a farmer on Tuesday. He was taken by forest officials to their range office in Rajula where a veterinary doctor was treating him. Officials said their attempts to reunite the cub with its mother proved futile as the latter was not ready to accept him.   http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-01/rajkot/35530096_1_lion-cub-taluka-of-amreli-district-pneumonia Read More

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The Pope Should Know Better Than to Pet Circus Cubs

Pope Benedict pats lion cub as circus makes unusual papal performance Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Dec 1, 2012 1:39 PM ET More from Associated Press Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty ImagesPope Benedict XVI caresses a lion cub as thousands of participants in the "Pilgrimage to Rome" festival - circus professionals, carnival people, street artists, pavement artists, bands and folk groups - gather at the Vatican on Dec. 1, 2012. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict Read More
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