Pfeffer News

3.30.2011

Hunting for an Extinct Mountain Lion

Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Adirondacks, NY



WNPR – Forests across much of the Northeast are still home to bobcats, and Canada Lynx can still be found in Maine. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicerecently declared the region’s biggest wild cat – the eastern mountain lion — is officially extinct. That might sound like the end of the story, but Brian Mann reports a growing number of biologists think mountain lions could return to reclaim their territory in the Northeast.



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