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http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/10/in-search-of-the-elusive-manitoulin-cougar In search of the elusive Manitoulin cougar  By Mike Strobel ,Toronto Sun   (Tim Peckham/Toronto Sun)   KAGAWONG, ONT. – My quest to find the “extinct” eastern cougar is not going so hot. I’ve looked everywhere. Every lovely nook of Manitoulin Island — especially within a 50-metre radius of my cabin — and no cougar. Read […]

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“After the attack, Rick said both she and police approached the owner of Guha’s Tigers and Lions, an animal farm in Utterson that features wild cats. Rick was convinced that because the cougar is declawed, it did not come from the facility.” http://www.northbaynipissing.com/2012/07/police-shoot-cougar-south-of-huntsville/   North Bay Nipissing.com   Police shoot cougar south of Huntsville UTTERSON […]

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http://www.thewhig.com/2012/07/09/ontario-cops-kill-cougar NEWS ONTARIO Ontario cops kill cougar CHRIS OCCHIUZZI and MATT DRISCOLL, QMI Agency MUSKOKA, ONT. – Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources has confirmed that an animal killed by police on the weekend was a cougar, long believed extinct in the province. Read more…

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Mono is NW of Toronto in southern Ontario.  The article is incorrect in stating that cougar sightings are rare.  Throughout the eastern and midwestern United States, it is easy to collect hundreds of alleged sightings.  First of all, what is a sighting?  As Cougar Rewilding defines it, a sighting occurs when someone sees an animal, […]

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Cougars return to Ontario, study says

We have a copy of Rosatte’s report available online as a pdf copy http://www.canada.com/technology/came+back+Cougars+return+Ontario+study+says/6309459/story.html canada.com The big cat came back: Cougars return to Ontario, study says By Tom Spears, Postmedia News March 15, 2012   OTTAWA — A four-year Ontario study confirms what many rural residents felt sure about: cougars are again living wild in […]

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The interview with Dr. Rosatte occurred in December 2010.  A summary of his research will be published in the Canadian Field Naturalist, probably this month (December 2011).  With permission, we will make a complete copy of this eagerly awaited report available to readers of this blog.  If reintroduction to the northeastern United States is not politically possible, […]

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“DEC biologist Kevin Hynes, who wrote the cougar report, explained that DEC initially was in no hurry to get the results of the DNA tests. It was assumed that the animal, if it was a cougar, must have been a captive that had escaped from its owner or been released.”   http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2011/08/last-week-we-learned-that-cougar-killed.html Adirondack Alamanac Monday, […]

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MNR spokeswoman Jolanta Kowalski said the last confirmed cougar sighting in Ontario was in 1884. And although the ministry receives numerous reports of sightings each year, she says 95% are are misidentifications.   “We haven’t said that they are not here. We know that there’s a presence of them in Ontario and we’ve said that […]

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