FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Neighbors in Fort Collins got a surprise Tuesday afternoon when they spotted a mountain lion.The cougar was found about 4 p.m. near Lee Martinez Park, according to the Fort Collins Coloradoan.The newspaper said police officers and Division of Wildlife officers followed it, the mountain lion walked to a gas station at Shields Street and Vine Drive and hid under a utility trailer.
But before an officer could dart the cat, it ran to a nearby ditch and kept going.
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Update: Mountain Lion Shot, Killed At El Paso Car Wash
Lauren Rozyla/KFOX14 News Reporter
Posted: 10:01 am MDT May 10, 2011Updated: 10:12 pm MDT May 10, 2011
EL PASO, Texas -- A female mountain lion that was spotted in the Central El Paso area Tuesday morning was shot and killed by police at the H&H Car Wash.People in the downtown area spotted a large wild cat roaming around the area of Stanton and Missouri around 8:30 a.m.Officials were able to shoot the animal with a tranquilizer gun at the State Read More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
According to federal officials, there are no more cougars like this one, photographed in the West, in the Northeast.
University Park, Pa. — You'll understand if the recent proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare the Eastern cougar extinct takes on a special significance at Penn State, where the Nittany Lion has been the University's mascot since 1904.
After a lengthy review, federal officials in March revealed their conclusion that there are no breeding populations of cougars -- also known Read More
Keeper: Zion Wildlife Garden's big cat handler Dalu Mncube with tigers Kahli and Indira. Dalu was mauled to death by a 260kg rare white royal Bengal tiger called Abu as he cleaned its enclosure.
The Department of Labour knew about safety concerns at Whangarei's Zion Wildlife Park before keeper Dalu MnCube was mauled to death by a tiger but failed to act, a lawyer for the park claims.
Zion lawyer Steve Barter made the claim after a recent judgment issued by Auckland District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue in which she Read More
When mountain lions cross paths with presidents ...
By Mike Drago/Editor
2:37 PM on Tue., May. 10, 2011
Sometimes, game wardens or police officers must kill a mountain lion. Occasionally, the President of the United States drops into the Lone Star State for a rare visit.
When both happen on the same day, in the same place, conspiracy theorists and press release writers (and bloggers) get to work linking unlinked events.
So, according to a press release just in from Texas Parks and Wildlife, a 125-pound female Read More
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Linda de Beer, Beeld
Vryburg - All that remained of a nine-year-old boy who was caught and eaten by lions on a farm in the Boshoek/Bray area in North West on Sunday, was a small piece of his skull.
Police spokesperson Charlize van der Linden said Tsepo Gearupi apparently put his arm through the gate of the lion enclosure, where one of the lions grabbed him and pulled him into the camp.
Van der Linden said farmworkers went to the lion enclosures on Sunday afternoon to see the animals and take photos.
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Haunted by floods, Sundarbans' tiger stalks humans
Sunderbans (Bangladesh), July 4: Flushed out of their natural habitat and deprived of food by floods and Cyclone Sidr, the famed Royal Bengal tiger that roams these mangrove forests is desperately on the prowl.
At least 11 people, including two from a single family, have been killed in tiger attacks in the past month in the Munsiganj area of Satkhira district adjoining India's West Bengal state.
Villagers in the marshy forests of the Sunderbans, which are spread over Bangladesh and India, Read More
Adopt a tiger programme 'more important than ever'
By staff writers
6 Jul 2008
Wild tigers may soon be a thing of the past, unless urgent action is taken, such as more people adopting a tiger and supporting work for their protection.
Numbers of tigers on a wildlife reserve in Nepal have been decimated by poachers, reports the Daily Telegraph, making it more important than ever that people adopt tigers.
The Bengal tiger population at the Suklaphanta Reserve has been cut by at least 30 per cent in the last few years, according to Read More
Tigers released to play mating game – and rescue species
By Andrew Buncombe in Delhi
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
In the wilds of an Indian nature reserve, a soap opera is gripping the nation. The hero of the drama is a four-year-old male tiger who was flown to the Rajasthan park by wildlife officials and released last week. Yesterday, the heroine, a similarly aged female, was also set free from a holding pen inside the reserve. Now it is up to the two cats to play their parts.
"This is a real attempt to try and do something to help the Read More
Palamau tigers await DNA test
Ranchi, July 15: DNA fingerprinting would be used to determine if there are any tigers left in Palamau Tiger Reserve.
While the project authorities insist that there was a strong possibility of having approximately 30 tigers in the core area of the reserve, others say that there was none, as the striped beast had not been sighted recently.
The reserve recently started a project in collaboration with the Union science and technology ministry and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Read More