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Few cougar attacks on humans have been reported recently.  We define an attack as an incident in which a wild cougar makes physical contact with a human and some injury–slight, severe or even fatal–occurs.  Predation on livestock and pets are not attacks. This is the first attack we’ve learned of this year.  In two earlier incidents in British […]

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Little attention has been payed to cougar dispersal and recolonization in states and provinces that are partially in the Rocky Mountains and partially on the Great Plains.  Since 1990, cougars have recolonized at least two areas of good habitat in this broad region–the Cypress Hills on the Alberta-Saskatchewan border and the Charles M. Russell National […]

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http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/article_d9cf046b-2c47-539f-a267-972e72e570b6.html Billings Gazette Ferocious appetites: Study finds mountain lions may be eating more than previously believed By BRETT FRENCH Of The Gazette Staff The Billings Gazette Mountain lions, the largest members of the cat family in North America, may be heartier eaters than some researchers originally estimated. “One of the most interesting things we found […]

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http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/news/local/ Cougars_at_large_109290544.html Red Deer Advocate Cougars at large By Susan Zielinski – Red Deer Advocate Published: November 20, 2010 5:00 AM Alberta’s cougar population has grown and spread eastward from the Rocky Mountains and can now be found in small pockets as far away as Saskatchewan. Evidence of the wildcat population comes from both the […]

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The Cypress Hills Inerprovincial Park, stradling the Alberta-Saskatchewan border just north of the US border, is home to Canada’s easternmost breeding population.  It was featured in an article in the September 2008 ECF Newsletter, which can be downloaded from this website. *************** http://www.prairiepost.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3767&Itemid=26 Prairie Post – Southwestern Saskatchewan Collared cougar killed by an elk Written […]

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