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Missouri Department of Conservation Press Release May 22, 2012   DNA reveals different origins for Missouri mountain lions Four cougars seen in Missouri came from three states. JEFFERSON CITY–DNA test results show that four mountain lions seen in Missouri last year came from three Western states, illustrating the species’ capacity for long-distance travel. The Missouri […]

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http://www.kcet.org/updaily/the_back_forty/wildlife/griffith-park-mountain-lion.html kcet.org  – The Back Forty Mountain Lion Living in Griffith Park, Wildlife Study Finds   Editor’s Note: It may seem alarming that there is a Mountain Lion living in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, but it’s certainly not the first time (remember 2004?) and is likely not the last. These elusive creatures have been living […]

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Missouri State Senate Bill SB738, which would have allowed mountain lions to be killed for any reason, is no longer a threat to cougars in Missouri!  Due to the furor it created, it never left the committee it was assigned to, and a long wait began until the closing of the Missouri General Assembly session. […]

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SB 738 has not left the Missouri Senate Committee, to which is it had been assigned. Members of the Natural Resources Defense Council recently went to the Missouri State Capitol and met with a few members of the committee concerning this bill. The NRDC described the meeting as very positive. May 18, 2012 is the end of the […]

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http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/04/26/whats-pushing-man-and-mountain-lion-closer-together/ CBS St. Louis What’s Pushing Man And Mountain Lion Closer Together? April 26, 2012 8:46 AM JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Mountain Lion sightings are up across Missouri. In fact, as KMOX reported earlier, there have now been more than two-dozen documented sightings statewide since the mid-1990?s. Read more…  

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This is the fifth cougar confirmation east of the Rockies, outside recognized breeding colonies, that we know of so far this year. The others are January 4: Two-year-old male captured and released in Reynolds County, southcentral Missouri January 27: Remote camera photo of male in Reynolds County, Missouri, about 7 miles west of Centerville. February […]

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“I personally feel that it’s kind of awesome to have a predator like that in our state,” Zarlenga said, “It’s a natural part of the environment, and it’s how nature works. People complain about deer populations getting too large. That’s partly because we don’t have those types of predators.” The article refers to a conference.  […]

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Living with Large Carnivores: a new post by the Missouri Department of Conservation.  Also information on dispersal and recolonizing.   http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2012/04/living-large-carnivores?page=0,0

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