Thursday 8 January 2015

NEWSLINK: CMR mountain lion study reveals more amazing stories

This older female lion was captured and collared in the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge as part of a study of the big cats. The lion lost part of its ears to frostbite.

December 25, 2014 6:00 am • By Brett French

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

t is tough being a cougar in the Missouri Breaks.

That’s evidenced by the old female mountain lion captured last winter during a lion study.

“She was missing part of her tail, two toes on her hind foot, and her ears were also missing, probably froze off,” wrote Doug Powell, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field biologist, in an email.

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