Meet the Newest Mountain Lion of the Santa Monica Mountains

Well, she may not be the newest or youngest in our local mountains, but she is the most recent cougar to be trapped, tagged and released by the National Park Service, who has been conducting a study with them over the past seven years.

Saving the Puma

The puma is also called cougar, mountain lion, panther, and sadly, endangered. The only more widely distributed land mammal in the Western Hemisphere is the human… and therein lies the problem.

Possible wild cat spotted

Tina Walker was enjoying a quiet Sunday night with her husband when something strange walked through the couple's backyard.

DNA links cougar killed in Georgia's Troup County to south Florida panther population

The tests are in, and the cat was wild. DNA tests show the cougar a Newnan man shot in Troup County last November was a Florida panther, and apparently not, as authorities initially suspected, an animal that had been held captive.

Nebraska wildlife officials probing big cat sighting

Nebraska wildlife officials are investigating a reported mountain lion sighting near Malcolm and say they have some evidence to help them.

Leavenworth trail closed after cougar encounter

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. — A popular trail two miles north of Leavenworth has been closed until a cougar that chased a mountain biker is removed.

DOW kills mountain lion near school

Colorado Department of Wildlife officials killed a mountain lion at Park Elementary School on Monday morning after a woman in the neighborhood called police.

Cougar Sighting Hoax in Newark

The 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.